Zoo Tycoon Cheat Codes for PC

Get instant cash and unlock secrets for Zoo Tycoon on Windows and Mac

Zoo Tycoon is a business simulation game in which players build and operate zoos. The PC version of Zoo Tycoon has cheat codes to help you maximize profits and unlock cool secrets that will impress park visitors.

These cheats work exclusively with Zoo Tycoon and Zoo Tycoon: Complete Collection for Windows and Mac.

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Zoo Tycoon Money Cheat

Press Shift+$ at any time while playing to instantly get $10,000. It's best to use this code at the beginning of a game because using it later in the game can cause fences to break and animals to escape.

Zoo Tycoon Exhibit Name Cheat Codes

Give your exhibits the following names for the desired effect.

When changing exhibit names, let the game finish autosaving before you make the change to prevent the game from locking up.

Exhibit Name Effect
Copralite Corner Dinosaur poo turns into rocks.
Super Croc Deinosuchuse appears in the Animal Adoption window.
Microsoft Double exhibit donations.
Blue Fang Guests pay 2x original amount for attractions.
Wonderland More people come to see the exhibit.
Cretaceous Corra Triceratops appears in the Animal Adoption window.
Xanadu Unicorn is in the Animal Adoption window.

Zoo Tycoon Guest Name Cheat Codes

Give your guests the following names for the desired effect.

Guest Name Effect
John Wheeler All animal shelters available.
Akiyama Complete all scenarios.
Dr Dolittle Animals breed faster often.
Alfred H Birds scare guests.
Mr. Blue Change everyone's shirt blue.
Mr. Brown Change everyone's shirt brown.
Mr. Orange Change everyone's shirt orange.
Mr. Pink Change everyone's shirt pink.
Mr. White Change everyone's shirt white.
Mr. Blonde Change everyone's shirt yellow.
Eggman Dinosaur eggs hatch faster.
Adam Levesque Get all animal shelters.
Bill Gates Guest donates a lot of money.
Boogyman (male guests only) Make children guests upset.
rpro (male guests only) Make female guests upset.
Russell Make fences deteriorate.
Stinky Make guests sick.
Zeta Psi Make guests puke.
Hank Howie Research all staff research automatically.
Bill Clinton The demand for hamburgers goes up.
Andrew Binder Unlock all animal houses and types.
Lou Catanzaro Unlock all animal toys.
Charlie Peterson Unlock all foliage.
Ron Propst Unlock dinosaur foliage research program.
Steve Serafino Unlock endangered animals.
Rich Uncle Pennybags Gain a small amount of money.
Dinoman Unlock all dinosaurs.

Zoo Tycoon Staff Name Cheat Codes

Give your workers the following names for the desired effect.

Staff Name Effect
Bob V (male maintenance worker) Repair all broken fences.
George W. Remove all foliage and get a $300 tax rebate.
Rosalie (female tour guide) Set all tour guide salaries to $0.
Jonathan Gilmour (male zookeeper) He becomes the Ultimate Zookeeper.

Animal Name Cheat Codes

Give your animals the following names for the desired effect.

Animal  Name Effect
Deer Bear The bear breaks out of its exhibit and destroys any fences that surround it, excluding electric fences.
Reindeer Rulpoln Red light nose.
Reindeer Dancer Dance with other reindeer.
Reindeer Comet All dinosaurs disappear (eggs remain).
Hippo Fat Two hippos.
Lion Nan Get a baby from a male lion.
Unicorn Larry Get size of a dinosaur.
Dinosaur Unicorn One Horn.
Dodo Doflopnok Unlock White Dodo.
Panda Blackly Unlock Red Panda.
Yeti Bigfoot Unlock Bigfoot.
Yeti Bentley Turn into Spyro's friend Bentley.
Croc Agent 9 Always happy.
Monkey Agent 9 Turn in to Spyro's friend Agent 9.
Chimpanzee or Gorilla Borneo Unlock Orangutan.
Ape Kangaroo Unlock Wallaby.
Gorilla Mountain Unlock Mountain Gorilla.
Tiger Nope Unlock Magnet the Polar Bear.
Tiger Dog Unlock Worker Dogs and Great Dane.
Kangaroo Shelia Turn into Spyro's friend Sheila the Kangaroo.
Penguin Sgt.Byr Turn into Spyro's friend Sgt.Byrd the flying penguin.
Sgt. Byrd Fly Fly out of your zoo.

How to Unlock New Zoo Shapes

Enter one of the following zoo names to change the shape of your zoo to the corresponding country or region.

  • Antarctica
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • England
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Nepal
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Tanzania
  • Turkey
  • USA

Scientist Name Cheat Codes

Give your scientists the following names for the desired effect.

Scientist Name Effect
Dr. Frankenstein Gives you a 10% chance that an egg changes contents when visited by that scientist.
Dr. Scholl All scientists walk twice as fast.

Other Zoo Tycoon Unlockables

There are other secrets that can be unlocked in various ways.

Unlockable How to Unlock
Bottlenose Dolphin Statue Win Best Dolphin Show award.
California Seal Lion Statue Win Best Sea Lion Show award.
Elephant Seal Statue Win Zoo of the Year award.
Iceberg Win the Excellence in Arctic Exhibit Construction award.
Mermaid Place the mermaid statue in one of your marine tanks.
Orca Statue Win Best Orca Show award.
Photo Booth Win the Shark World scenario.
Trio Statue Win the Super Zoo scenario.
Show Grandstand 2 Win the Aquatic Show Park scenario.
Yellow Brick Path Make an exhibit with a lion, a tiger, and a bear.

How to Hide Trees and Grid

Press Ctrl+F to hide all trees in your park, and press Ctrl+G to hide the grid. Use the same shortcuts to make them reappear.