Microsoft donates $10,000 to Sumatran Tiger Survival Program thanks to ‘Zoo Tycoon’ players

Microsoft has donated $10,000 to the Sumatran Tiger Survival Program, thanks to the players who participated in the first-ever “Zoo Tycoon” Community Challenge.

More than 10,000 players voted in the challenge to help real-world endangered species. In the monthly challenge, players vote for a non-profit organization they like, and when the challenge’s goal is reached, Microsoft donates $10,000 to the winning organization.

The Sumatran Tiger Survival Program, run by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, works to help reduce the number of Sumatran Tigers killed, displaced or caught in snares.

Voting for the next “Zoo Tycoon” Community Challenge is happening now, so head over to the “Community” page in the game to pick from challenges supporting Sumatran Elephants, Northern White Rhinos or Lesser Antillean Iguanas. You can also check the voting progress on the Xbox One Achievements app.

To learn more, head over to Xbox Wire.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff