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Zoo Tycoon 2 Tips

More Animals : Less Space
Here's just a little hint I created while playing the game.

If you have say, a plains zebra, an african elephant, and an ostrich... and you don't want to built big exhibits for each one of them, you can put them all in a single cage, however big or small you want. [Although I'd say no smaller then a 4 unit square for small animals, or a 9 unit square for larger animals.] Then on one corner, delete the fencing and in the opening put a statue of some kind, then put a fence piece on either side; this keeps the animals in the smaller area, but makes the game think that the whole map is their exhibit. 2 other things you have to do to make it work is make sure there are no plants, food, or other animals outside of the small pen. You also have to make sure that however large the area, that its enclosed otherwise you'll get a message saying "Ostrich 1 is not contained!"

This trick makes breeding rare species easier and also saves space in cramped zoos.

Just a little hint. Try it, and trust me it works. Click the link to see an example: <a href="http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff326/Aurora182/zootycoonexample.jpg" target="_blank">http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff326/Aurora182/zootycoonexample.jpg</a>

[Note: This only works if all the animals are from that same biome. Although you can make separate ones for different biomes.]