Microsoft and Zoo Tycoon Partner To Help Endangered Animals

Even though Christmas is technically now over, here’s one more feel good story for the holiday season.

Want to help endangered animals? Each month, Zoo Tycoon’s developer, Frontier, will create a community challenge for players to tackle. The three challenges will focus on one of the endangered species in the game with players encouraged to vote for a non-profit organization to benefit. Once the goal has been met, Microsoft will donate $10,000 to the winning organization. Not only that, players will get pictures and reports showing how the money is being used.

As of right now, voting is underway with the following three non-profits to pick from: Rhino Rescue, Komodo Survival Program and the Tiger Species Survival Program. Based off of the winning organization and once the voting closes on December 31, the corresponding challenge will go live.

Here are your challenges:

  • 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.

Want to help out? Head over to the community page in the game and get voting!

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