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Zoo Tycoon Community Challenge to Help Endangered Animals

Posted on December 20, 2013 AT 06:03am

Microsoft has announced a new Zoo Tycoon community challenge that will see the company donate $10,000 every month to help endangered animals.

Each month the Frontier-developed title will have a new challenge focused on one of the animals that Microsoft is looking to help. Three challenges will be available each month and players must vote for which charity they want to help. Once the challenge is complete, Microsoft will donate $10,000 to that charity. Players will be updated on how the cash is being spent via pictures and reports.

Voting is underway for the first challenge, which sees players offered the choice of Rhinos, Komodo Dragons, and Tigers. Voting is due to close on December 31, and then the selected challenge will be issued.

  • Release 1000 Rhinos to the wild in Zoo Tycoon and Microsoft and Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) will donate $10000 to help protect and deter further poaching of rhino horns in Africa.
  • Adopt 1000 Komodo Dragons in Zoo Tycoon and Microsoft and AZA will donate $10,000 to support the Komodo Survival Program’s work with the Indonesian Government to protect this species.
  • Release 1000 Sumatran Tigers into the wild in Zoo Tycoon and Microsoft and AZA will donate $10,000 to the Tiger Species Survival Program to help reduce the number of Sumatran Tigers killed, displaced or caught in snares.

Players can vote by heading over to the game’s “Community” page.

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