Zoo Tycoon (Xbox 360) achievements

Zoo Tycoon (Xbox 360)

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There are 44 Zoo Tycoon (Xbox 360) achievements worth 2,546 (1,000)

4,874 tracked gamers have this game, 345 have completed it (7.08%)

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Photographer Extraordinaire in Zoo Tycoon (Xbox 360)

Photographer Extraordinaire120 (35)

Fill all the photo albums.

  • Unlocked by 416 tracked gamers (9% - TA Ratio = 3.42) 4,877  

Achievement Guide for Photographer Extraordinaire

Van Uden
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Van Uden
Achievement won on 25 Nov 13
TA Score for this game: 2,546
Posted on 25 November 13 at 21:59, Edited on 22 January 15 at 23:42
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WARNING!!! Overload commented: I´m playing this game on an offline xbox. And as so i did not have the first Title update installed. Without this title update some of the animals from the xbox one version of the game are listed in the photo album. I made all 129 pictures and nothing unlocked. I then installed the title update, and now have all trophies on the photo album, but no achievement. Also making another coin photo and replacing that does not trigger it.

So make sure you install the title update before doing this achievement!

You need to take a grand total of 129 pictures for this achievement. In order to take a picture press LB to take out your camera. You control the camera with the left and right stick, left stick zooms in and out, right stick is for movement. To take a picture you have to press A. After you take a picture make sure to select that you want to keep it by pressing A again.

The 129 pictures you have to take can be divided in 2 groups. Coin pictures and Animal pictures. There are 25 Coin pictures and 104 Animal pictures.

The Animal pictures are fairly straight forward. Just take a picture of every animal in the game. There are 65 animals in total which leaves you with 39 pictures. That's because there are 39 animals you can breed and when you breed an animal you have a chance to "create" a variant like for example an Albino Polar Bear. You need to take a picture of all 39 variants in the game which will also earn you the following achievements:
Zoo Tycoon (Xbox 360)One of EachThe One of Each achievement in Zoo Tycoon (Xbox 360) worth 131 pointsBreed every animal type.
Zoo Tycoon (Xbox 360)One of EverythingThe One of Everything achievement in Zoo Tycoon (Xbox 360) worth 338 pointsBreed every animal and their color variants.
The Coin pictures are a little different. The game has 6 different types exhibits. Alpine, Grasslands, Savannah, Temperate Forest, Tropical and Tundra. Each type has 3 sizes, small, medium and large. Every small and medium exhibit has 1 Coin hidden on it. Every large exhibit has 2 Coins hidden on it with the exception of Alpine, that one has 3 Coins.

The Coins are always hidden on walls or ceilings, mostly around the den area of the exhibit. If you're like me and you've been playing for hours and still have no clue what they look like go and build a Temperate small exhibit and walk to the back of it. When facing the rock turn left and follow the rock. Keep looking to your right and towards the end you'll see a rather large coin on the rock wall with the picture of a tiger. The coin is about the size of your torso so this one is fairly hard to miss. Some of them can be quite tricky but they're by no means impossible to spot. I'll list all coins here and the exhibit they're on. Sadly I don't remember the exact location anymore but you should be ok. If you can't find one try building another identical exhibit but this time rotate it 90/180 degrees so the sun shines on different parts, that really helped me out at times.

The locations are listed below, Syntr made a nice spreadsheet so it's even easier to keep track of things. It's located here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aKpMafATaSNmDeNM0tgX...

Meerkat: Tundra Large
Chimp: Alpine Medium
Iguana: Temperate Large
Antelope: Savannah Large
Sloth: Tundra Medium
Binturong: Savannah Medium
Red Panda: Alpine Large
Lion: Savannah Large
Elephant: Temperate Large
Zoo Keeper: Alpine Large
Lemur: Temperate Medium
Parrot: Alpine Small
Peafowl: Alpine Large
Mongoose: Tundra Small
Giraffe: Grasslands Medium
Rhinoceros: Grasslands Large
Hippopotamus: Grasslands Large
Capuchin: Tropical Medium
Komodo: Tundra Large
Flamingo: Tropical Large
Tortoise: Tropical Large
Tiger: Temperate Small
Snake: Tropical Small
Bear: Grasslands Small
Fossa: Savannah Small

If you've been playing for a while and wonder what you are missing you're in luck. If you press start you can select Albums. In there you can choose Hidden Coins and Animals and they will list every picture that counts towards this achievement. The ones you are missing will obviously lack an actual picture but they will list the name of the animal/coin so you know what you're looking for.

Once you take your last picture the achievement will unlock. Good luck!
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