‘Zoo Tycoon’ video diary shows game’s collaboration with real-life zookeepers

A new developer diary about the making of the “Zoo Tycoon” game includes interviews with animal care and zoo management from experts at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo. The Association of Zoos & Aquariums collaborated with Microsoft Studios and Frontier Developments to create the game, with the aim of making it not only fun, but also teaching players about the responsibilities of running a zoo.

The video above details everything that went into creating the true-to-life zoo experience, from animal and environment authenticity and being a zookeeper, to education through animal interactions.

“Zoo Tycoon” is now available at all global retailers. In the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, it is $39.99 for Xbox One and $29.99 for Xbox 360.

To read more of what members of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums say about “Zoo Tycoon,” head over to Xbox Wire.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff