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Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure is the second expansion pack for the video game Zoo Tycoon 2. Developed by Blue Fang Games, work for the game began in early 2005 for a May 2006 release.

This expansion introduces 20 new animals, such as the meerkat and the pygmy hippo, and allows simple breeding between subspecies (the maasai and reticulated giraffe). It also adds several maps based on African locations, such as the Sahara desert, Atlas mountains and the drakensberg, among others. Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure also introduces other Jeep vehicles from the previous expansion, Endangered Species. Another new feature is more realistic herding and predator/prey behaviors. African Adventure is the first expansion to include live food.


  • Aardvark (Orycteropus afer) - Scrub
  • African Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) - Wetlands
  • African Spurred Tortoise (Geochelone sulcata) - Desert
  • Barbary Ape (Macaca sylvanus) - Temperate Forest
  • Bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus) - Tropical Rainforest
  • Caracal (Caracal caracal) - Scrub
  • Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis) - Alpine
  • Gelada (Theropithecus gelada) - Alpine
  • Gerenuk (Litocranius waleri) - Scrub
  • Mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) - Tropical Rainforest
  • Masai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirkii) *- Savannah
  • Meerkat (Suricata suricatta suricatta) - Scrub
  • Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus) - Wetlands
  • Pygmy Hippopotamus (Hexaprotodon liberiensis heslopi) *- Tropical Rainforest
  • Ratel (Mellivora capensis) - Grassland
  • Secretary Bird (Sagitarius serpentarius) - Grassland
  • Striped Hyena (Hyaena hyaena) - Desert
  • Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus aethiopicus) - Savannah
  • White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum) - Scrub
  • Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) - Savannah
  • * Means Returns in Zoo Tycoon 2 DS


  • Atlas Mountains
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Congo Basin
  • Drakensberg
  • Serengeti
  • Okavango Delta
  • Sahara Desert
  • Mount Kilimanjaro

Buildings and objects[]

  • Desert Theme
  • Jeep Vehicle Station
  • Jeep Roads
  • Tour Gate
  • Crossing Gate

Animal Food[]

  • Insects


  • Squeaky Toy
  • Live Food, Lizard
  • Salt Lick
  • Heating Lamp
  • Meerkat Sentry Post

Animal Shelters[]

  • Kopje
  • Reptile Cave
  • Secretary-bird Nest
  • Large Savannah Burrow

System Requirements[]

As it is an expansion pack, it requires the original Zoo Tycoon 2 to play.


African Adventure did not do as well as its previous and future expansions due to there being no new gameplay such as the jeep and the sky tram in Endangered Species, the trick training in Marine Mania and the 5 minigames in Extinct Animals.

X-Play rated African Adventure 2 stars out of 5.

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