Bengal Tiger (Zoo Tycoon 2)

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Normal (Top) and White (Bottom) Variants, as depicted in Zoo Tycoon 2.

The noble Bengal Tiger is an endangered animal in Zoo Tycoon 2, which can be unlocked in Campaign and Challenge Modes with a 3 1/2 Star Zoo Rating, and costs $15,000 to adopt. It is one of the original 30 animals in Zoo Tycoon 2, and like it's African counterpart, the Lion, it has been featured in all of the games to date. In addition, as of the Endangered Species Expansion, the Bengal Tiger can have it's signature White variant, which in the previous game was treated as a separate animal from the Bengal Tiger.

In-Game Description[edit]

The Bengal Tiger, scientifically known as Panthera tigris tigris, are one of the largest Big Cats living in the world today, and has the record of being the largest of them. The Bengal Tiger is noted as having black stripes along it's body, which in the White variant, appear a slight brown in coloration. It's eyes, which are yellow in it's normal coloration, are instead a deep blue in the white coloration. It's White variant is very famous, but due to how they are bred in captivity, inbreeding disorders is often an issue for individual White Tigers, but that doesn't stop their popularity in Zoos in the slightest. While White Tigers are common in captivity, they are rare to non-existent in the wild.


To adopt a Bengal Tiger in Campaign or Challenge Mode, you need at least a 3 1/2 Star Zoo Rating, and to adopt it costs $15,000 per individual. The most important thing to note about an animal such as this is their special variant, which has a rare chance of occurring be it by adopting the animal, or by breeding it. Since these variants are purely cosmetic, and don't actually alter the way guests enjoy viewing them, it's best not to waste money or time just to purposefully have several White Bengal Tigers. Money is everything in both Campaign and Challenge Mode, so it's best not to waste it on a special variant such as this. As with all animals that are at least Endangered or lower, you will get a Balloon for breeding them successfully.