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For buildings of the same name in other Tropico games, see Zoo.

Zoos provide a Sightseeing Attraction to tourists and, if the Fee is lowered, Tropicans may get some Entertainment value.


Mimeographed Handout: "The cheap mimeographed handout guide keeps the upkeep costs reasonable."
Four-color Brochure: "The luxurious four-color brochure doubles the upkeep and raises the service quality with 20%."


Beauty grant 35~85, shoreline tends to be less beautiful. Worker skill grants 0~40. 4 color mode grants <26.

Trash may appear, being cast off from surrounding buildings; trash-cans and dumpster may also appear.

See Fauna List for animals that may be present.

In-Game Text


"Tourists usually live in big cities and have seen most animals only on TV. It's a good idea to entertain them with a Zoo, since anyone enjoys watching wild beasts from a safe distance."


"The large variety of animals on display will entertain Tropicans and Tourists."


Place it's center on high Beauty land. It is huge, so likely be placed out of the way; a nearby Garage helps, especially if Tropicans are to be using it. Keep the covering Garbage Dumps at a distance; pollution is determental to its Service Quality.

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