Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species Endangered icon

Zoo Tycoon Endangered Species

Release Date:
October 18, 2005
ESRB (E10+) PEGI (3+)

Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species is the first expansion pack released for Zoo Tycoon 2. It includes 20 new animals, such as the aggressive Florida Panther, the sleepy Koala and the playful Orangutan. This pack also introduces sky trams, jeep rides, elevated paths and several new campaigns and challenges.

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New Content

In Endangered Species, the player can create a jeep tour through the zoo's exhibits, and the sky tram allows the guests over the exhibits. There are specially designed objects that, when placed near the path of the sky tram or jeep tour, will increase the entertainment levels of the guests on the rides and subsequently the overall rating of the tour. Elevated walkways can be built over exhibits and large bodies of water, allowing visitors and players to walk above the exhibits. The walkways allow food courts to be built above enclosures. All three features allow the guests to have better views of the exhibits without invasions of the animals' privacies. These are especially useful when the player is designing a zoo on one of the new maps, in which a portion of the map is secluded off with a green fence that denotes how objects cannot be constructed in the area.



Animal Biome Zoo Fame Conservation Status Scientific name Picture

African Wild Dog

Savannah 3.5 Endangered Lycaon pictus
African Wild Dog
American Bison Grassland 0.5 Lower Risk Bison bison
American Bison
Baird's Tapir Tropical Rainforest 1.5 Endangered Tapirus bairdii
Caribou Tundra 0.5 Vulnerable Rangifer tarandus
Crested Gibbon Tropical Rainforest 4 Endangered Hylobates concolor (now called Nomascus concolor)
Fennec Fox Desert 2 Lower Risk Vulpes zerda
Florida Panther Wetlands 5 Critically Endangered Puma concolor coryi
Florida Panther2
Galapagos Giant Tortoise Scrub 1.5 Endangered Chelonoidis nigra
Gaint Tortoise
Giant Sable Antelope Savannah 2 Critically Endangered Hippotragus niger variani
Giant Sable Antelope
Gray Wolf Boreal Forest 3.5 Lower Risk Canis lupus
Gray Wolf2
Javan Rhinoceros Tropical Rainforest 4.5 Critically Endangered Rhinoceros sondaicus
Javan Rhinoceros2
Koala Temperate Forest 3.5 Lower Risk Phascolarctos cinereus
Komodo Dragon Scrub 2 Vulnerable Varanus komodoensis
Komodo Dragon
Markhor Alpine 2 Endangered Capra falconeri
Orangutan Tropical Rainforest 5.5 Endangered Pongo pygmaeus
Orangutan Adult M
Przewalski's Wild Horse Grassland 3 Critically Endangered Equus ferus przewalskii
HorsePrzewalskis Adult F
Scimitar-Horned Oryx Desert 1 Critically Endangered Oryx dammah
Scimitar Horned Oryx2
Spanish Lynx Temperate Forest 3.5 Critically Endangered Lynx pardinus
Spectacled Bear Temperate Forest 4 Vulnerable Tremarctos ornatus
Spectacled Bear
Wolverine Boreal Forest 3 Vulnerable Gulo gulo


The behaviors of the animals have been updated. Basic herding behaviors are now observed, and animals cannot breed with their siblings, parents, or grandparents.

Graphics Updates

In Endangered Species, players can set the water in Zoo Tycoon 2 reflective by changing water detail to "very high". Trees, food and all of the 2D objects in the original game have been updated to be 3D. A feature called 'variant skins' allows certain animals to have variation in their skin color. For example, a herd of zebra can have multiple different stripe patterns.

Here is a list of animals that appear different due to the variant skins feature.

The feature also affects animals in the later expansion packs Marine Mania and Extinct Animals.

Zoo Tycoon
Zoo TycoonDinosaur DigsMarine Mania
Endangered Species PackComplete Collection
Zoo Tycoon 2
Zoo Tycoon 2Endangered SpeciesAfrican AdventureZookeeper Collection
Dino Danger PackMarine ManiaExtinct AnimalsUltimate Collection