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Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure is the second expansion pack (after Endangered Species) to Zoo Tycoon 2. The player is now able to introduce his visitors to the natural environment of African animals. The game adds eight biomes, twenty new animal species, new buildings, objects, and gifts (including a desert theme pack).

Players can view the animals in their exotic habitats in Zookeeper, Zoo Guest and Photo Safari modes. The safari experience can be extended by venturing into the zoo on a tour in a new jeep that has optional animal-skin paint jobs. There are new scenarios and challenges awaiting the players in "Africa".

The twenty new animal species include aardvark, barbary ape, caracal, masai giraffe, pygmy hippo, secretary bird, white rhino, wildebeest, and others. The eight new biomes are: alpine, desert, grassland, savannah, scrub, temperate forest, tropical rainforest, and wetlands.


Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure Windows African themed stuff to decorate your zoo
Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure Windows Meet the giraffes up close
Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure Windows An aardvark digging happily
Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure Windows Safari fun

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Alternate Titles

  • "Zoo Tycoon 2: Aventure Africaine" -- French title
  • "Zoo Tycoon 2: Afrikaans Avontuur" -- Dutch title
  • "Zoo Tycoon 2: Abenteuer Afrika" -- German title

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PC Powerplay May, 2006 75 out of 100 75 Jun 15, 2006 68 out of 100 68
Meristation Jun 10, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
GameStar (Germany) Jun, 2006 52 out of 100 52
G4 TV: X-Play Jul 03, 2006 2 out of 5 40
IGN Aug 15, 2006 3.5 out of 10 35
1UP Jul 05, 2006 3 out of 10 30


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Corn Popper (69005) added Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure (Windows) on Nov 08, 2007