Parts of the album, like Blah Blah Café and the second half of Diva, were reworkings of material that had already appeared as sections of the album Music for Supermarkets, released the previous year. The track "Moon Machine" was recorded for this album but not included; it later appeared on a flexidisc in Keyboard Magazine (March 1986 issue), the 12-inch release of "Fourth Rendez-Vous" (1986), and the much later Images compilation album (1991).
The album spawned two singles: the title track and Zoolookologie. Both were released as both 7" and 12", the latter format including extended remixes by François Kevorkian. A further extended remix version of Zoolook, produced by Razormaid!, has also been released.
Zoolook is one of the first Compact Discs labeled as DDD: Digitally recorded, mixed and mastered.
The 1985 Polydor/Disques Dreyfus issues contain remixes of "Zoolook" (by René Ameline) and "Zoolookologie" (by François Kevorkian and Ron St. Germain), and reverse the positions of these two tracks in the running order. The original tracklisting was re-instated for the Epic/Disques Dreyfus 1997 remasters.