On the Brink of Extinction achievement in Zoo Tycoon

On the Brink of Extinction

Release 450 Blue Throated Macaws to help stop illegal trading and protect their habitat.

01 Jun 2014 until 30 Jun 2014

On the Brink of Extinction
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How to unlock the On the Brink of Extinction challenge

  • djjdjj720,430
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    This challenge requires releasing 450 Blue Throated Macaws, however it appears that it is community based.

    I had 12 blue throated macaws in my zoo, after releasing them all, I backed out to the main menu and went onto the community section and the challenge unlocked instantly. The community section states that it will show how far you are once you start the challenge (by releasing a blue throated macaw) so it seems you only need to release 1 bird, and go to the community section to get the challenge.

    EDIT: you need Fame 36 to adopt blue throated macaws, they use a mini exhibit tree. 3 birds can be placed in each exhibit (though I'm almost certain you only need to release 1).
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    XtowersThanks for the tips! I'll try for it on freeform mode. BTW dellorama - you can only get the challenge on the Xbox One version.
    Posted by Xtowers on 23 Jun 14 at 14:17
    XtowersI tried Freeform and got stuck at about fame level 28. This was after an hour or two. I hit the Zoo Limit and couldn't expand anymore. How the heck to I get fame after hitting that limit?
    Posted by Xtowers on 25 Jun 14 at 16:59
    djjreleasing animals to the wild at max level, animals giving birth, and adopting new animals. I would release all the animals at max level from an exhibit, sell the exhibit and build another and adopt more animals. After I build several new exhibits, I would just leave it running for a little while and have several exhibits full of max level animals to release, outing me up a few levels. Hope this helps!
    Posted by djj on 25 Jun 14 at 17:53
    XtowersOkay, so basically getting new animals in will increase fame. Fame can go up, but never down, correct?
    Posted by Xtowers on 25 Jun 14 at 18:06
    djjPretty much, It cant go down a level, but I think the current star you're filling up can go down if guests are unhappy.
    Posted by djj on 25 Jun 14 at 18:49
    XtowersAwesome. I think I'll tackle the challenge from a challenge zoo anyways. The levels will go up slower, but challenge mode is more interesting and I don't anticipating hitting that wall like I did in freeform mode.
    Posted by Xtowers on 25 Jun 14 at 19:53
    XtowersGot another 10 levels last night. Boy the random pop-up challenges sure keep me busy!
    Posted by Xtowers on 26 Jun 14 at 16:05
    Xtowers3 days to go. Been popping a lot of other achievements at the same time.
    Posted by Xtowers on 27 Jun 14 at 18:29
    RyanMpwnzWorked like a charm! Thank you for making this guide. There was no way in hell I was going to sit around and release 450 of these Macaws for a challenge lol!

    But this is a community related challenge, not an individual. If the community release 450 of the Macaws, as long as you release 1, it counts as the contribution. Once again, this challenge isn't individualized to one single person release 450; but instead, the community!

    Thank you again for this! +1
    Posted by RyanMpwnz on 29 Jun 14 at 19:36
    XtowersYep, I got it, too! Just in time! Thanks for the information. :)
    Posted by Xtowers on 30 Jun 14 at 12:19
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