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Zoo Tycoon Xbox

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Release Date:
November 22, 2013 (Xbox 360) November 22, 2013 (Xbox One)
Rating:
ESRB (E10+) PEGI (3+)
Genre:
Zoo Business Simulation
Publisher:
Microsoft
Developer:
Frontier Developments

Zoo Tycoon is a new game published by Microsoft. It was developed by the studio 'Frontier Developments', rebooting the Zoo Tycoon franchise after several years of dormancy. It is for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It contains over 101 animal species for the One version, and 65 animals on the 360. The game was given a sequel in 2014 in the form of Zoo Tycoon Friends. The Xbox One version of Zoo Tycoon is also very interactive via the Kinect using voice as well as hand signals for different interactions in the game. Zoo Tycoon was also given away free with the purchase of a 12-month subscription of Xbox Live Gold at Gamestop retailers during September 2014 and maybe October(while supplies last).

An updated version, Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Edition, is due for release in October.

Large Exhibit Animals

Lions

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
Asiatic Lion Tropical Rainforest 1 Endangered Panthera leo persica No No
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Barbary Lion Savannah 3 Extinct in the Wild Panthera leo leo No Yes
Barbary-lion-zt
West African Lion Savannah 4 Critically Endangered Panthera leo senegalensis No No
West-african-lion-zt
Katanga Lion Savannah 9 Vulnerable Panthera leo bleyenberghi No No
Katanga-lion-zt
Masai Lion Savannah 14 Vulnerable Panthera leo nubica No No
Masai-lion-zt
Transvaal Lion Savannah 17 Vulnerable Panthera leo krugeri No No
Transvaal-lion-zt
Congo Lion Grassland 31 Vulnerable Panthera leo azandica Yes No
Congo-lion-zt

Tigers

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
Bengal Tiger Tropical Rainforest 1 Endangered Panthera tigris tigris No No
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Siberian Tiger Alpine 4 Endangered Panthera tigris altaica No No
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South China Tiger Tropical Rainforest 6 Critically Endangered Panthera tigris amoyensis No Yes
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Malayan Tiger Tropical Rainforest 18 Endangered Panthera tigris jacksoni No No
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Indochinese Tiger Tropical Rainforest 29 Endangered Panthera tigris corbetti Yes No
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Sumatran Tiger Tropical Rainforest 35 Critically Endangered Panthera tigris sumatrae Yes No
Sumatran-tiger-zt

Bears

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
Grizzly Bear Alpine 1 Endangered Ursus arctos horribilis No No
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Olympic Black Bear Temperate Forest 3 Least Concern Ursus americanus altifrontalis No No
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Himalayan Brown Bear Alpine 5 Critically Endangered Ursus arctos isabellinus No No
Himalayan-brown-bear-zt
Formosan Bear Temperate Forest 8 Endangered Ursus thibetanus formosanus No No
Formosan-bear-zt
Kodiak Bear Tundra 10 Least Concern Ursus arctos middendorffi No No
Kodiak-bear-zt
Kermode Bear Tundra 12 Least Concern Ursus americanus kermodei No No
Kermode-bear-zt
Polar Bear Tundra 14 Vulnerable Ursus maritimus No No
Polar-bear-zt
Cinnamon Bear Temperate Forest 20 Least Concern Ursus americanus cinnamomum No No
Cinnamon-bear-zt
Tibetan Blue Bear Alpine 28 CITES Appendix I Ursus arctos pruinosus No Yes
Tibetan-blue-bear-zt
Syrian Brown Bear Alpine 31 Vulnerable Ursus arctos syriacus Yes No
Syrian-brown-bear-zt
Himalayan Black Bear Alpine 34 Vulnerable Ursus thibetanus Yes No
Himalayan-black-bear-zt
Glacier Bear Alpine 36 Vulnerable Ursus americanus emmonsii Yes No
Glacier-bear-zt
Gobi Bear Grassland 38 Critically Endangered Ursus arctos gobiensis Yes Yes
Gobi-bear-zt
Sloth Bear Temperate Forest DLC Vulnerable Melursus ursinus Yes No
Sloth-bear-zt
Sun Bear Tropical Rainforest DLC Vulnerable Helarctos malayanus Yes No
Sun-bear-zt

Elephants

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
Indian Elephant Tropical Rainforest 1 Endangered Elephas maximus indicus No No
Indian-elephant-zt
African Bush Elephant Savannah 3 Vulnerable Loxodonta africana No No
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Sri Lankan Elephant Tropical Rainforest 7 Endangered Elephas maximus maximus No No
Sri-lankan-elephant-zt
African Forest Elephant Temperate Forest 13 Vulnerable Loxodonta cyclotis No No
African-forest-elephant-zt
Bornean Elephant Tropical Rainforest 20 Endangered Elephas maximus borneensis Yes Yes
Bornean-elephant-zt
Sumatran Elephant Tropical Rainforest 32 Critically Endangered Elephas maximus sumatranus Yes No
Sumatran-elephant-zt

Rhinoceroses

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
Southern White Rhinoceros Savannah 1 Near Threatened Ceratotherium simum No No
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Indian Rhinoceros Grassland 5 Vulnerable Rhinoceros unicornis No No
Indian-rhinoceros-zt
South Central Black Rhinoceros Savannah 7 Critically Endangered Diceros bicornis minor No No
South-central-black-rhinoceros-zt
Eastern Black Rhinoceros Grassland 10 Critically Endangered Diceros bicornis michaeli No Yes
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Northern White Rhinoceros Savannah 18 Critically Endangered Ceratotherium simum cottoni No No
Northern-white-rhinoceros-zt
Javan Rhinoceros Tropical Rainforest 25 Critically Endangered Rhinoceros sondaicus No No
Javan-rhinoceros-zt
South Western Black Rhinoceros Savannah 33 Vulnerable Diceros bicornis occidentalis Yes No
South-western-black-rhinoceros-zt
Sumatran Rhinoceros Tropical Rainforest 36 Critically Endangered Dicerorhinus sumatrensis Yes No
Sumatran-rhinoceros-zt

Hippopotamuses

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
Hippopotamus Grassland 4 Vulnerable Hippopotamus amphibius No No
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Giraffes

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
West African Giraffe Grassland 1 Endangered Giraffa camelopardalis peralta No No
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Reticulated Giraffe Savannah 2 Vulnerable Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata No No
Reticulated-giraffe-zt2
Masai Giraffe Savannah 10 Not Evaluated Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi No No
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Angolan Giraffe Grassland 19 Least Concern Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis No No
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Rothschilds Giraffe Savannah 26 Endangered Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi No Yes
Rothschilds-giraffe-zt2
Nubian Giraffe Grassland 30 Endangered Giraffa camelopardis camelopardis Yes No
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Thornicroft Giraffe Savannah 33 Least Concern Giraffa camelopardis thornicrofti Yes No
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Kordofan Giraffe Grassland 36 Least Concern Giraffa camelopardis antiquorum Yes No
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South African Giraffe Savannah 37 Least Concern Giraffa camelopardis giraffa Yes No
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Antelope

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
Gemsbok Savannah 1 Least Concern Oryx gazella Yes No
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Topi Antelope Grassland 7 Least Concern Damaliscus korrigum Yes No
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Sable Antelope Grassland 12 Least Concern Hippotragus niger Yes No
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Nyala Grassland 19 Least Concern Tragelaphus angasii Yes No
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Pronghorn Grassland 22 Least Concern Antilocapra americana Yes No
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Addax Savannah 32 Critically Endangered Addax nasomaculatus Yes Yes
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Lowland Bongo Tropical Rainforest 34 Near Threatened Tragelaphus eurycerus eurycerus Yes No
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Roan Antelope Grassland 36 Least Concern Hippotragus equinus Yes No
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Bushbuck Tropical Rainforest 38 Least Concern Tragelaphus sylvaticus Yes No
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Scimitar-Horned Oryx Grassland 40 Extinct in the Wild Oryx dammah Yes Yes
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Arabian Oryx Savannah DLC Vulnerable Oryx leucoryx Yes No
Arabian-oryx-zt2
Mountain Bongo Tropical Rainforest DLC Critically Endangered Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci Yes No
Mountain-bongo-zt2

Chimpanzees

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
Central Chimpanzee Tropical Rainforest 1 Endangered Pan troglodytes troglodytes No No
Central-chimpanzee-zt
Bonobo Tropical Rainforest 3 Endagered Pan paniscus No No
Bonobo-zt
Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee Tropical Rainforest 8 Endangered Pan troglodytes ellioti No No
Nigeria-cameroon-chimpanzee-zt
Western Chimpanzee Tropical Rainforest 13 Endangered Pan troglodytes verus No Yes
Western-chimpanzee-zt
Eastern Chimpanzee Tropical Rainforest 31 Endangered Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii Yes No
Eastern-chimpanzee-zt

Mini-Exhibit Animals

Lemurs

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
Ring-tailed Lemur Tropical Rainforest 1 Endangered Lemur catta No No
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Red Lemur Tropical Rainforest 8 Vulnerable Eulemur rufus No No
Red-lemur-zt
Ruffed Lemur Tropical Rainforest 21 Critically Endangered Varecia variegata No No
Ruffed-lemur-zt
Red Ruffed Lemur Tropical Rainforest 35 Critically Endangered Varecia rubra Yes No
Red-ruffed-lemur-zt

Capuchins

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
White-headed Capuchin Tropical Rainforest 6 Least Concern Cebus capucinus Yes No
White-headed-capuchin-zt
Black Capuchin Tropical Rainforest 11 Near Threatened Sapajus nigritus No Yes
Black-capuchin-zt
Tufted Capuchin Tropical Rainforest 21 Least Concern Cebus apella No No
Tufted-capuchin-zt
Golden-bellied Capuchin Tropical Rainforest 24 Critically Endangered Sapajus xanthosternos No No
Golden-bellied-capuchin-zt

Binturong

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
Binturong Tropical Rainforest 17 Vulnerable Arctictis binturong No No
Binturong-zt

Red Panda

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
Red Panda Tropical Rainforest 10 Vulnerable Ailurus fulgens No No
Red-panda-zt

Sloths

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
Pale-throated Three-toed Sloth Tropical Rainforest 8 Least Concern Bradypus tridactylus No No
Pale-throated-three-toed-sloth-zt
Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth Tropical Rainforest 15 Least Concern Bradypus variegatus No No
Brown-throated three-toed-sloth-zt

Mongooses

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific Name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
White-tailed Mongoose Savannah 10 Least Concern Ichneumia albicauda Yes No
White-tailed-mongoose-zt
Banded Mongoose Savannah 31 Least Concern Mungos mungo Yes No
Banded-mongoose-zt

Meerkats

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific Name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
Meerkat Savannah 9 Least Concern Suricata suricatta No No
Meerkat-zt

Fossa

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
Fossa Savannah 12 Vulnerable Cryptoprocta ferox Yes No
Fossa-zt

Iguanas

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific Name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
Lesser Antillean Iguana Tropical Rainforest 9 Least Concern Iguana delicatissima No No
Lesser-antillean-iguana-zt
Green Iguana Tropical Rainforest 17 Least Concern Iguana iguana No No
Green-iguana-zt

Snakes

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
Boa Constrictor Tropical Rainforest 3 Least Concern Boa constrictor No No
Boa-constrictor-zt
Yellow Anaconda Tropical Rainforest 11 Least Concern Eunectes notaeus No No
Yellow-anaconda-zt
Reticulated Python Tropical Rainforest 27 Least Concern Python reticulatus No No
Reticulated-python-zt

Monitor lizards

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
Nile Monitor Tropical Rainforest 2 Least Concern Varanus niloticus No No
Nile-monitor-zt
Komodo Dragon Tropical Rainforest 15 Vulnerable Varanus komodoensis No No
Komodo-dragon-zt
Perentie Lizard Tropical Rainforest 35 Least Concern Varanus giganteus Yes Yes
Perentie-lizard-zt

Tortoises

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
Galapagos Giant Tortoise Tropical Rainforest 16 Vulnerable Geochelone nigra No No
Galapagos-giant-tortoise-zt

Flamingoes

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
Lesser Flamingo Tropical Rainforest 18 Near Threatened Phoeniconaias minor No Yes
Lesser-flamingo-zt
Greater Flamingo Tropical Rainforest 23 Least Concern Phoenicopterus roseus No No
Greater-flamingo-zt
American Flamingo Tropical Rainforest 31 Least Concern Phoenicopterus ruber Yes No
American-flamingo-zt

Peafowl

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
Indian Peafowl Tropical Rainforest 8 Least Concern Pavo cristatus No No
Indian-peafowl-zt
Green Peafowl Tropical Rainforest 22 Endangered Pavo muticus No Yes
Green-peafowl-zt

Macaws

Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific name Xbox One exclusive Unlockable animal in challenge mode Picture
Blue-and-yellow Macaw Tropical Rainforest 6 Least Concern Ara ararauna No No
Blue-and-yellow-macaw-zt
Hyacinth Macaw Tropical Rainforest 16 Endangered Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus No Yes
Hyacinth-macaw-zt
Great Green Macaw Tropical Rainforest 19 Endangered Ara ambiguus No No
Great-green-macaw
Scarlet Macaw Tropical Rainforest 20 Least Concern Ara macao Yes No
Scarlet-macaw-zt
Blue Throated Macaw Tropical Rainforest 36 Critically Endangered Ara glaucogularis Yes No
Blue-throated-macaw-zt
Military Macaw Tropical Rainforest 37 Vulnerable Ara militaris Yes No
Military-macaw-zt

Community Challenges

Microsoft hinted at plans about in-game updates to release in reference to real world events. Designed to raise player awareness of the state of the environment and animals on our world. These in-game updates to real life events will lead to in-game challenges players can participate in. Often designed by the Frontier team in partnership with groups such as the association of zoo's and aquariums. If players meet these real life related challenges, Microsoft will be putting money aside for donations to help conservation efforts.

The first community challenge was the Barbary Lion Dilemma.

Level system

New to the Zoo Tycoon franchise is a level system. All of the adoptable animals will have a level between two and 15. As soon as an animal reaches level 15, it may be released into the wild. The same helicopter that dropped the animal off will come back and take the animal to an animal reserve somewhere around the globe. After your animal is in the wild, the player will still get notifications, such as "your elephant has found a mate." Also, buildings can be levelled up to level three. Upgrading facilities allows the player to hire more staff and upgrade the staff's job performance. However, leveled units and buildings will cost more money, though they do attract more guests. Another system is the zoo leveling system, which allows the player to increase your zoo level by building more exhibits and concessions. The zoo can also be levelled by upgrading said exhibits and concessions. Each time a new level is reached, the player will be rewarded with new exhibits, animals, facilities, concessions, and marketing techniques. 

Game modes

Zoo Tycoon has three different game modes. First of all the freeform mode, or creative mode. In this mode the player has infinite money, allowing the player to create any zoo they want within a set "Zoo Limit". The challenge mode gives the player small challenges every 10 to 15 minutes and unlocks achievements if the challenges are succeeded. Campaign mode also returns from the previous two games, where the player has to build a zoo and achieve pre-set goals to advance to the next. 

Features

Six biomes, Savannah, Tropical Rainforest, Alpine, Tundra, Grassland and Temperate Forest, make an appearance in Zoo Tycoon, as does the Zoopedia from Zoo Tycoon 2. New to the series are three Kinect features used to interact with the animals: a feed station for the player to feed the elephants, giraffes and antelopes, a hose to clean the elephants, bears, rhinos and hippos, and an stimulation station for playing with the lions, tigers and chimpanzees.

Xbox Store DLC

Unlike the original two games, this installment of the series includes content downloadable from the Xbox Store. Currently, there are only four.

Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Edition

In August 2017 it was announced that an updated version of the game would be released for both Xbox One and Windows 10 on the 31st October, which would include new South American and Australian animals (putting the total number of animals to over 200) as well as removing the Zoo limit and having improved graphics.

Amongst the new animals include kangaroos, koalas and mountain lions.

Trivia

  • The Meerkat is shown as its own, but is in the same family as the mongoose.
  • The Pronghorn is shown as an antelope, but is more closely related to giraffes.

Media

References

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