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Spotted Cuscus, Visayan Warty Pig, Hawaiian Monk Seal, and Flatback Turtle as seened in the Island Excursions poster

Zoo Tycoon 2: Island Excursions is a user made expansion created by Artifex. It is a tropical Island themed expansion which will have many animals and tropical scenery. Island Excursions is the second expansion created by Artifex, following Arabian Nights.  You can download it from Zoo Tycoon User - Made Creations.

Press release

On January 11, 2008, Artifex announced that they were developing a new expansion pack, Island Excursions. The announcement stated: "We are preparing to embark upon an excursion to travel the oceans in search tropical paradise! We hope to sail away into the tropics and discover the isles hiding within. The Hawaiian Islands and Papua New Guinea are just a few of the places we plan to explore, seeing such animals as the Hawaiian Monk Seal and the Northern Cassowary as they live in their lush and vibrant homes. We will be documenting our trips and showing you all of the wondrous plants and animals we see. Once we set sail we'll be sure to send information." Through a regularly updated "Ship's Log", animals, foliage, and buildings were revealed over time. The first log went with a bonus download available on the Artifex website, the Vancouver Island Marmot. Artifex designers have said that working on Arabian Nights has given them much practice for this expansion. In late 2009, Artifex began releasing Island Excursions in parts much like Arabian Nights earlier. Unfortunately, due to the timing between releases of the packs, many members have lost interest.

Animals

Animal Biome Status Scientific name Expansion required Picture
Aye-Aye Tropical Rainforest Endangered Daubentonia madagascariensis none
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Northern Cassowary Tropical Rainforest Vulnerable Casuarius unappendiculatus none
Cassow
Sulawesi Palm Civet Tropical Rainforest Vulnerable Macrogalidia musschenbroekii Endangered Species
SulawesiCivet
Cozumel Island Coati Wetlands Low Risk Nasua narica nelsoni none
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Spotted Cuscus Tropical Rainforest Low Risk Spilocuscus maculatus none
SpottedCuscus
Sri Lankan Axis Deer Temperate Forest Vulnerable Axis axis ceylonensis Endangered Species
AxisDeer
Visayan Spotted Deer Tropical Rainforest Endangered Rusa alfredi Endangered Species
VisayanSpottedDeer
Dingiso Tropical Rainforest Critically Endangered Dendrolagus mbaiso none
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Hector's Dolphin Coastal Endangered Cephalorhynchus hectori Marine Mania
Hectorsavy
Sulawesi Ground Dove Tropical Rainforest Low Risk Gallicolumba tristigmata none
GroundDove
Speckled Longfin Eel Tropical Rainforest Low Risk Anguilla reinhardtii Marine Mania
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Falanouc Tropical Rainforest Endangered Eupleres goudotii African Adventure
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Channel Island Fox Scrub Critically Endangered Urocyon littoralis Extinct Animals
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Cuban Hutia Tropical Rainforest Low Risk Capromys pilorides none
Hutia
Javan Langur Tropical Rainforest Vulnerable Trachypithecus auratus African Adventure
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Bornean Clouded Leopard Tropical Rainforest Vulnerable Neofelis diardi none
BorneoLeo
Mahi-Mahi Coastal Low Risk Coryphaena hippurus Marine Mania
MahiMahi
Vancouver Island Marmot Alpine Endangered Marmota vancouverensis none
Marmot
Visayan Warty Pig Tropical Rainforest Critically Endangered Sus cebifrons African Adventure
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Sumatran Striped Rabbit Tropical Rainforest Critically Endangered Nesolagus netscheri none
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Cozumel Island Raccoon Wetlands Endangered Procyon pygmaeus none
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Spotted Eagle Ray Reef Low Risk Aetobatus narinari Marine Mania
SpottedEagleRay
Hawaiian Monk Seal Reef Endangered Neomonachus schauinslandi Marine Mania
HawaiianMonkSeal
Borneo River Shark Tropical Rainforest Critically Endangered Glyphis fowlerae Marine Mania
BorShark
Hispaniolan Solenodon Tropical Rainforest Low Risk Solenodon paradoxus none
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Takahe Grassland Endangered Porphyrio hochstetteri none
Notornis (also known as the Takahe)
Tamaraw Tropical Rainforest Critically Endangered Bubalus mindorensis African Adventure
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Streaked Tenrec Tropical Rainforest Low Risk Hemicentetes semispinosus none
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Flatback Turtle Reef Low Risk Natator depressus Marine Mania
FlatbackTurtle
Southern Minke Whale Coastal Low Risk Balaenoptera bonaerensis Marine Mania
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Reception

Island Excursions was anticipated greatly, as Artifex is by far one of the most famous designing groups, as famous as Mysterious Map Marvels and Worldwide Designers United. Their previous expansion, Arabian Nights, recieved worldwide acclaim by players, who were shocked and amazed at the fact that Artifex could mesh marine mania animals. In particular, the Southern Minke Whale is by far the most famous animal in the expansion, often described as "one of the greatest user-made animals ever". It is to be noted that it is the very first baleen whale made for Zoo Tycoon 2.

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