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Game Zoo Tycoon 2
Seasons Long Cold Winter, Short Dry Summer
Climate Polar
Vegetation Moss, Lichen
Precipitation Very Low
Temperature Very Cold
Tundra Worldwide

   Tundra is a biome in Zoo Tycoon 2.


  • Tundra refers to the arctic plains encompassing most of the earth's terrain north of the coniferous forest belt, dominated by sedge, heath, willow, moss, and lichen. Similar plains, called alpine tundra, occur above the timberline in the high mountains of the world. 
  • The Antarctic region has a few areas of tundra as well. Tundra climate is characterized by harsh winters, low average temperatures, little snow or rainfall, and a short summer season.
  • The arctic tundra, in particular, is influenced by permafrost, a layer of permanently frozen subsoil in the ground. The surface soil, which tends to be rocky, thaws in summer to varying depths. The combination of frozen ground and flat terrain on the tundra impedes the drainage of water. Held at the surface or saturating the upper layer of soil, the water forms ponds and bogs that provide moisture for plants, thereby counteracting the low precipitation.


Animal Status Star Rating Location Pack
Emperor Penguin Low Risk 1 Antarctica Zoo Tycoon 2
Polar Bear Low Risk 3 Arctic Zoo Tycoon 2
Musk Ox Low Risk 0.5 Arctic Downloads
Caribou Low Risk 0.5 Arctic Endangered Species
Beluga Vulnerable 0.5 Arctic Ocean Marine Mania
Narwhal Vulnerable 3 Arctic Ocean Marine Mania
Orca Low Risk 5 Circumpolar Oceans Marine Mania
Pacific Walrus Low Risk 4.5 Arctic Ocean Marine Mania
Short-Faced Bear Extinct 4 North America Extinct Animals
Woolly Rhinoceros Extinct 3.5 Eurasia Extinct Animals
Killer Penguin Extinct None Madagascar Extinct Animals
Zoo Tycoon
AquaticConiferous ForestDeciduous ForestDesertGrassland
HighlandTropical RainforestSavannahSalt WaterTundra
Zoo Tycoon 2
AlpineBenthicBoreal ForestCoastalDesertGrasslandPelagic
ReefSavannahScrubTemperate ForestTropical RainforestTundraWetlands