Zoo Tycoon 2
Submitted by: conner54
Free trees and other stuff:
When you are in any zoo mode (campaign, challenge, and freeform) most zoos
have already existing trees(and occasionally things like flower beds,
etc.) at the start. All you have to do is left click the item you want and
it to where you want it.This saves money when you are on a tight budget and
Run in Zoo Guest Mode and Photo Safari Mode: Since left-clicking the mouse
you walk in Zoo Guest and Photo Safari Mode, and so does W or Up, you can
twice as fast (aka run) by holding two of these.
Submitted by: CzarnyKot
Hold [SHIFT]+[W]+[UP] for ULTRA FAST RUN
While in Zoo Guest mode, hold [Cursor Forward] + Left Mouse Button to walk
(run). Alternately, press [Up] + W in Zoo Guest mode.
To run even faster in Zoo Guest or Zookeeper mode, hold [Shift] + [Forward]
+ Left Mouse Button.
More starting money in challenge mode:
In challenge mode, put the pointer over the “Up” button hat
increases your money,
but do not click on it. Press the [Up] key on the keyboard to increase your
twice as fast.
Put a fence around the entrance to the zoo so that the entire zoo qualifies
a cage. Then, cover the whole zoo in savana grass and add plants and lakes.
some animals then walk around as a zoo keeper/guest. To do this faster, do
staff, food/water dishes or shelters. It will look unnatural. If you put
in a pack, only put about two to six of them or some might ditch the pack.
encounter across a dirty animal, wash it or all the animals will get sick
Note: Plant eaters will get eaten.
Make a small pen. Put meat eating animals in it and put a vulnerable
herbivore in it.
Eventually a carnivore will kill it and the herbivore will become a carcass
You do not need two animals to have a baby. Just adopt a female animal and
about a month. Then, adopt a male of the same species and place him in with
Do not do anything from the time that you adopt him until the female gets
When she does, select “Undo”. That will undo the adoption of the
male and your female
will still be pregnant.
Complete five game challenges.
Complete five photo safari challenges.
Mysterious Panda campaign:
Complete all scenarios in the Conservation Programs campaign.
Complete all scenarios in the Troubled Zoos campaign.
Complete all scenarios in the Zookeeper In Training campaign.
Gilded Panda statue:
Complete all scenarios in The Mysterious Panda campaign.
Complete all scenarios in The Globe campaign.
Complete all scenarios in the Prevent Animal Abuse campaign.
Make water deeper:
Choose the “Deep Water” tool, and use it as you normally would.
Then, select the “Ditch”
tool and use in the deep water you just created.
Successful freeform zoo:
Close your zoo when you first begin a new zoo so that no guests are unhappy
while you are
building it. First, put in two food stands, two drink stands, dessert
stands, one restaurant,
and one zoo exhibit before opening your zoo again. Guests also like
donation boxes. Make sure
three of your four walls are made with the hill device in the
“Landscaping” section. The other
wall should be made with a fence so that guests can see the animals. Set
all of your prices
low, including the admission price. Do not forget benches, restrooms, and
For entertainment, add photo souvenir stands, arches, playgrounds (make an
area out of sand
path and put your playground equipment on top), fountains and statues. Also
put in picnic
tables and gift shops. With any extra money, crate playgrounds or peacock
exhibits with one
male peacock. They are more beautiful and will amuse guests.
Note: Make sure to fully close exhibits with natural walls. Sometimes
animals can squeeze out
and chase guests. Double-check the exhibits with big cats, grizzly bears,
Submitted by: webkinz1996
If you want to have a herd of horses or a pack of wolves or a pride of
lions make sure you
have about 2 to 5 horses in an exibit. And 2 to 5 wolves, and 3 ot 9 lions.
If you put more
than that some of them will ditch the group.
To go underwater go to zoo guest mode, go to a lake or deep water and face
it (so you are
looking at it) and click the mouse to go down, then you can actually go
Ok, if you have a pregnate animal after it gives birth put the baby up for
adoption after a
while the mother will get pregnate again. MAKE SURE YOU DON’T DO ANYTHING
ELSE THAT CAN BE
UNDONE IN THE TIME PERIOD BETWEEN THE ADOPTION AND THE MOTHER GETTING
NOTE: this doesn’t work with twins.
Cavemen in iceburgs (it will take a while to melt):
If you have Z.T 2 Extinct animals then buy an iceburg(Buy an alpine animal
or a sabre tooth
tiger and its on animal enrichment) and if you are lucky, then there will
be a caveman
inside. It will act like any other guest!
– DONT sell the iceburg or the caveman will disappear.
Unlockable – Animals:
Unlockable – How to unlock
DOLPHIN – first get the marine
version then right click the dolphin(when in exibit) then exit
then put the normal
version in and name a water stand
PUMA – get every animal then
type puma and the will be unlocked
ZEBRA – name a
penguin,moose,lion,and kabob stand
MANTA RAY – unlock the penguin,the lion/lioness,the moose,and the zebra
then buy a hot dog
stand and name it
BLUE JAY – buy a kabob stand and
PELICAN – get a palce near water
then buy a restroom/bathroom and name it
SEAL – Go to Tundra buy a Sushi
Stand name it
SEA LION – Go to Tundra and buy a
restroom/bathroom name it
DODO BIRD – get the extinscint version get the dodo bird then exit and put
in normal version
and name a coffee
When you start a game or start a scenario there will be a lot of trees. get
rid of all of them
then you have money…
Name the first person to come in your Zoo “DinoMan” and go to the
animal adoption section. You
will see a number of prehistoric creatures such as Dinosaurs, Pterasaurs,
Put a cage around the whole perimeter of the park and put the path at the
entrance. Put a path
through the door and in the cage. Put tons of animals in the cage. As long
as your path doesn’t
end the guests will keep walking through.
Click on the globe and move the mouse left or right really fast. Do this a
few times and the
globe will scream!
When you need more cash I find this works great,you must have the african
and a little starting money at least $60 to begin.Go to build a jeep path
and make several
rows next to each other(out of the way of you main zoo perferablly) then
build the cheapest
fence across the rows forming rows of gates instead then you bulldoze all
the gates and
repeat till you think you have enough cash.I have tryed other cheats for
more money but
this one that I discovered works. The path is $10 and the fence is
$50(using the cheapest)
this all you need and keep building up from there.Dont sell your paths though
just the gates!
The fence cost $50 and you sell them as gates for $128!Thats a nice profit
If your animal is “going to die”, crate it, and hopefully it will
decide to do something
Walk twice as fast:
Run in Zoo Guest Mode and Photo Safari Mode: Since left-clicking the mouse
makes you walk
in Zoo Guest and Photo Safari Mode, and so does W or Up, you can walk twice
as fast (aka
run) by holding two of these.
1. When placing buildings, these are the basics:
Make a little area and put buildings around the edges of it. Then put
tables on the area, along with garbage cans/recycling bins.
The usual buildings for a small zoo are this:
2/4 small restrooms
6/12 picnic tables/umbrella tables
7/16 recycling bins/garbage cans
and grow as you keep expanding your zoo.
2. When dealing with animals, 3 words- choose the cheapest.
It’s good for you and hey, your guests will like it too.
Put at least 3/12 trees/plants/rocks for scenery.
To save money, put natural water instead of bowls. It saves you money and
looks better, too.
Only put food when absolutely needed(I.E. carnivore). Herbivores can graze,
but they need the
occasional pile of branches.Put a little quiet spot for your animals in the
exhibits. They won’t
be happy if they’re being stared at from every corner of the exhibit by
Submitted by: zak
To get 2 stars on zoo tycoon 2 put lions, thomson gazzeles, and tigers in
because the guests
really like theese animals.
Annoying zookeepers No More:
I found that it is very hard to get zookeepers to do what they are supposed
Unless, you do what I do:
-Make the exhibit so that there is atleast one corner big enough to fit a
staff center in.
-Place the staff center in that corner and fence it in with a strong fence
and place a gait
that leads into the rest of the
-Place the zookeeper in there.
– If you haven’t actually set up the animal exhibit do so now.
And there you go, that (or those) zookeepers can only go into the staff
center and back into
the exhibit. Never will you have to worry about your zookeepers being in
the wrong place again.
First buy an object like lets say an ice cream cart*. Next move the cart to
a pool of water,
tank ect.. Now move the cursor over to the menu and click on the pick
up/drop item. Finally exit
the window. Voilla!! You now have an underwater icecream cart!
*-Any object will work.
Sometimes a caveman will me in yur glaciers. When that happens go to camera
mode and take a pic
of him to find out his name(optoinal). Mine happened to be Stone
Grindstone:D. Now go to the guest
list and click on him. Then click the pick up button and drop him inside
Submitted by: Lux
If you have Extinct Animals, then get out your Fossil Finder. Hold down
“>” on the keyboard,
then, keeping the other key held down, hold down “shift” and
while holding down both of the
keys press “?” on the keyboard, not on the screen. It will pause
your game while you are in
Zoo Guest Mode, and you can run through walls or buildings! It will stop if
you put your Fossil
Finder away, I think. It might not work the first few times but keep trying
and it will work.
Cross-bred baby giraffe:
So when you are creating a Savannah exhibit, put in one Masai Giraffe( male
or female) and one
reticulated giraffe( male or female). You will get credit for two different
species, and get a
baby in return. Either it will turn out to be Masai or reticulated.
Submitted by: James Morgan
If u put zebras and quaggas in the same exibit they will quite happily live
and breed together
the end reslt will either be zebra or a quagga.
How To Unlock Some Objects:
Unlockable How to unlock
Flower Post – Complete
The “Zookeeper In Training”.
Flower Arch – Complete
Sundial Statue – Complete
The “Prevent Animal Abuse”.
Globe Statue – Complete
The “The Globe”.
Myterious Panda Campaign – Complete The “Conservation
Gilded Panda Statue – Complete
The “Mysterious Panda”.
Rainforest Themed – 5 Photo
Savannah Themed – 5 Game
Put animals in the same cage without fighting:
Okay you can put animals from the same biome in the same cage including
How? Well just create a small cage for the prey the beside it exactly put a
Submitted by: lila
To make exhibits more interesting for you and your guests you can get
different color or
pattern varients for your animals these are the ones i have discovered so
wild dogs, zebras, jaguars, tigers, saber toothe cats, green sea turtles,
thats all that i can remember right now. but all those are already in the
downloads nessasary and all you have to do is make a bunch of those
animals, find what
colors you want in your exhibit, and adopt out the rest. Note: these
changes will only
be evident when the game is not paused.
Submitted by: Gillian
When you are trying to run faster you can press the shift button click the
button, and you could also use left button on the mouse to move.
Saber tooth Cat:
Submitted by: Ali
Instead of plain old brown saber coats try this,pause the game put in about
and females) sabers then unpause the game and some will have rare coulors
such as, white
with black stripes, Black,Dark brown,Greyish,Snow white,and tan.
Submitted by: Ali
some animals can produce hybrid creatures the animals are
any 2 different bear breeds =a bear mix
Have The Choice of How Big The Terrian(Grassland,Tundra):
Submitted by: Rebeka Highland
Make An exhibit Of Any Animal.Place One Terrian(Grassland,Tundra,ect.).Then
Pick A Different
(Note: Make An Exhibit With The Wrong Terrian.)Then Place The Right
Terrian.NOW YOU HAVE THE
CHOICE OF THE SIZE!
Giant red pandas:
Submitted by: lila
Okay, this is really cool and easy to do. get two red pandas and breed them
so they have a baby,
wait untill the phrase “red panda # has just grown from young to
adult!” pops up on the message
bar. hurry up and click that then click the little hand icon and pick it up
then put it down,
then, as soon as you do this adopt it out, then press undo and then you
will have your own giant
red panda. and btw, it’s not giant, like king kong giant, but it is roughly
the size of a regular
panda. oh, and you have to all those steps really quickley because, if not,
then the red panda
will just shrink back to normal size.
The Screams Heard ‘Round The World:
On the zoo select screen with the globe, if you spin it fast enough, you’ll
hear the entire
Submitted by: Jake
Put a coffee stand in your zoo. When you put in zookeepers it should say at
the top something
like ‘zookeepers on coffee run ‘ or something.
Three headed entertainer:
All you gotta do is get a stage for entertainers then get an entertainers
and then when the
entertainer takes out the puppets sell the stage while it has the puppets
out and then it
can’t take of the puppets! (Hint: You have to have extinct animals for
Submitted by: zt2luv
If you make a safari (wild) zoo, only place herbivores in at first. Small
groups do better,
and about 3-4 species. Wait until they breed, then place in carnivores. If
you do this,
you can have a sustainable population of prey for your carnivores.
PS, No more than 12 carnivores (individuals) in a large zoo. Some will
starve of lack of
prey, others will ditch the pride or pack, and some will kill other
Cheap Animal Care:
* Don’t put in a zookeeper until you absolutely need to. Care for the
animals yourself while
your zoo is small.
* Use natural water instead of water bowls. It looks much prettier, doesn’t
need to be
refilled, and is free.
* If you have multiple animals from the same biome (just not predator and
prey), put them
in the same exhibit (if it’s big
enough). One big exhibit is cheaper than several normal-
sized exhibits, your guests enjoy
seeing different species together, and you’ll have to
buy less food if they eat the same
Tanks are more expensive and harder to edit than normal exhibits, so we’re
reluctant to make them. I have a way to make tanks that are free and easy
to change the
shape of. Just use the biome brush and put down deep water of your animal’s
of making a tank with walls. This works with all marine animals except for
the ones that
also go on land (sea lions, sea turtles, etc). Your guests might even jump
in to swim
with your animals! Mine seemed to enjoy swimming with my blue marlins. But
won’t like swimming with dangerous animals, so those ones should probably
be in proper
No Tank Walls!!:
Submitted by: ZootycoonFreakgirl
To do this select the biome of your marine animal (like an orca) then
select deep water
place it to about the size of a real exhibit then make the deepest ditch in
the water all
over the exhibit place the animals needs then the animal(s) and your done
if it is a shark
or something feel free to place fences ( note if no fences are place then
the guest will
swim with the animals and no marine shows can be done this way)
Submitted by: Fisaa7
To obtain White Lions, Put a pack of 7 Male lions and 2 should be
Please Note: This will only work if you have the Endangered Species
Submitted by: Aditya Singh
If you want to get money you can try this:-
1)Make any biome with dense forest at any of your land.
2)you may have grown some trees,shrubs and rocks.
3)now go to recycle option.
4)recycle all the plants,trees etc.
5)if you recycle it all of them (Note:-when you recycle all them it will
give you money for recycling)
6)Yes you can do as many times as you want.Cool!hmm!!!
Submitted by: evan
if you want free dinosaurs put a research lab in your zoo then find the
bones useing the fossil
finder click the lab then click the fossil put your dino toghether once
your done click the green
tube click the buttons it says once your done you’ll see a crate outside
that’s your dinosaur!!
Make a habitait put him in and uncrate him your good to go this save a
whole lot of money if your
playing champigain mode.
Submitted by: evan
When you make a dinosaur from the extinct research lab it will come out
small then make a cage for
it it will grow up soon but in the meantime take good care of it you can do
it again and again(just
make sure you put its bones together).
Submitted by: nyob
Some animals (such as lions, zebras, gazzelles, etc.) like to be social.
They will “move as herd” or “greet” other animals.
Lions can be in prides of 7-9.
Also, you can put a herd of gazzelles into one big exibhit with your lions
and the lions can
eat ’em. Hope this is helpful!
Unicorns, Mermaids, Yellow Brick Road:
Submitted by: Akito
To unlock unicorns, create an exhibit and name it Xanadu.
To make mermaids (female only) build a tank and place a mermaid statue from
inside the tank.
To unlock the yellow brick road path, build a cage and put a bengal tiger,
a grizzly bear,
and a lion in the same cage.
How to Breed Animals Faster:
Submitted by: Zoo Tycoon 2 Lover
WARNING: These items are from the regular zoo tycoon 2. I am just doing the
it would be to much if I did it all.
To get your animals to breed faster instead of waiting a month, you can
make them super happy
just by giving them one of everything. Here is an example: If you are
making an exhibit for
a Giant Panda then you need to put down these things in it’s
exhibit…FOOD: Bamboo, Food
dish with bamboo, water dish, bamboo trough, water trough (both, and you
need to place the
substrate pile of bamboo.
ENRICHMENT ITEMS: Small toy ball, pursuit ball, ball with rattle, rubber
toy plastic barrel,
ANIMAL SHELTERS: Shading structure, small and large wooden shelter, small
and large concrete
shelter, small and large rock cave, small and large snow cave, cubbing den,
platform, hollow tree stump.
TREES: Birch and Maple tree.
PLANTS: Fountain bamboo, lily of the valley flower, water bamboo, white
ROCKS: Large, small, medium rocks(temperate).
EXHIBIT SIZE: 15 by 17 either way
SIZE OF EXHIBIT ANIMALS: Two pandas can be in an exhibit this size.
REAL WATER: Put real water in the exhibit so the animals can have that
water if they
run out of food dish and trough water.
Submitted by: Tigerluv
ok if u wan’t to make a indoor exibit with the tank walls if u don’t feel
like makein a
staff gate just make a tank then put a little tank in the middle of it
delete the little
tank and the water disapears.
Minature Ethopian wolf:
Submitted by: Echo21
Want minature Ethopian wolves?
Well just follow thease steps but you have to be fast!
Wait till a pup is starting to grow, head over as fats as you can, pick him
up and set
him back down, adopt him out then Undo a Ta-Da! What every size you atopted
him out at
is the size he will permenetly stay! You can now have Mini Etheopian
*Note This may work with other animals 😉
Do you hate makeing a zoo and haveing to keep the guests happy all the
1.Put fenceing at the gate to the zoo that way the animels wont run away.
2.Scater the food the animel(s) you want to have eat.
3.Put animels in but NO zookeepers they ruin it.
4.watch your animels run free breeding runing arond and evin hunting!
Cheat with CE:
Search google for (Cheat Engine) now if you know how to change value in a
then I don’t have to tell you but if you don’t know how then open CE and
take the tutorial.
Now to the point open CE and select zoo tycoon 2 as target then find a
column with a word
“Scan type” in front of it this can be found under the longest
column now change the the
column by pressing the \/ at the end of the column and change the “4
“All(bytes to double)” then you know what to do do it like in the
tutorial but this may
takes long but it works.
Extra Cash in Campaign mode:
Finding it hard to complete a scenario because if the limited amount of
cash in campaign mode?
The easiest way to increase your cash is to select the scenario you want to
play and before
entering the map hold the “UP” arrow key on your keyboard. you should
then see the amount of
cash begin to increase. you can hold it for as long as you like or until
your happy with the
If you don’t see an increase just select another scenario and hold up. once
you see it increase
you just go back to the level you want and it should work when you hold up
* This trick counts towards completing the level and allows you to unlock
the next scenario so
you don’t have to redo the stage on
the set/original amount.
* once you complete a scenario you have to exit back to the main menu and
adjust the amount
manually again for the next
This also makes campaign mode a lot easier so I wouldn’t use it if you
prefer a challenge.
Submitted by: SaltyTheFry
When starting a challenge game you normally start with a very low budget
leading to problems later
in the zoo. The ways you can solve this are below
1)Remove all trees,plants, and rocks from map with bulldozer tool.
2)Try cleaning up animal poop yourself rather than buying zookeepers when
the zoo is small, and yo
should get a recycling check at the
end of the month
If you have done this and need help managing the budget
1)Buy the cheapest animal possible at the time and put only what is most
needed ex:Food,Water, and Shelter
2)Try managing 3 to 5 exhibits yourself then add one to two zookeepers for
the next three to five exhibits
3) Try having a basic lunch room with:
x1 Food stand
x1 Drink stand
x1 Large restroom
x2 Picnic tables
x1 Gift stand and snack stand