Leopards and Jaguars

banoviciminer asks: Added Oct 2nd 2008, ID #130418

Leopards and Jaguars

Every time I adopt leopard (black, clouded, ordinary or snow leopard) or jaguar, they are not happy even when their exhibits are well constructed and their hunger needs satisfied... What's wrong with them? and get
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koeut answered: Added 14th Dec 2008, ID #293529
Those cats need cat climbing trees.If they don't have one they become unhappy.
Guest answered: Added 17th Jun 2010, ID #332490
I've had that problem in the past, too. I just don't get the snow leopards that often. I think it's some type of glitch, because sometimes it's easy to get them happy, and other times they don't get happy even if you cater to their every need (sometimes a problem b/c don't know what they want.)
I'd just leave it alone for awhile, and maybe you've just got an unhappy pair of cats or you didn't put the exhibit in "the right place". Big Cats are PICKY!!!!
Guest answered: Added 28th Aug 2011, ID #436660
I've found that the highland leopard (snow) isn't happy until you've put Himalayan pines in. Other leopards won't be happy unless you have the cat climbing tree toy in there. You just have to find the things that are just right
Guest answered: Added 27th Mar 2012, ID #493533
I tried every leopard, but even when the zoo keeper said they had no unmeet needs, they were still upset. Try (with the black leopards) putting rocks in until they only have red faces coming up. I did that with two new ones (I replaced the old ones) and they got to 100% happiness. If that doesn't work, try adding more foriage or something even if the zoo keeper doesn't say to. It just might work. If not, it is worth a shot. It worked so far with me.
Guest answered: Added 4th Jun 2012, ID #512854
You add everything they want until the red faces show up and ignore the guide if he says there's too many toys or shelters

Guest answered: Added 12th Aug 2012, ID #531703
With the snow leopards the exhibit needs to be reasonable size and try putting the small rocks around the edges of the exhibit not the snowy ones
johnnynutter225 answered: Added 5th Dec 2013, ID #609636
The key to making the leopards happy: First, move the cursor over the leopard before you buy it and see the kind of foliage it prefers. Second, set the exhibit to all the zoo keeper's suggestions. Add foliage until the red frowning face pops up from the leopards and do the same with the rocks. Third, make sure the leopard has a mate. If it is still upset, I sometimes find that it works to expand the exhibit and add more leopards in pairs of two (male and female). (This trick works for more than the leopards, try it on any unhappy animal). I also found that the clouded leopard is the easiest to please.
johnnynutter225 answered: Added 5th Dec 2013, ID #609641
Also, another thing is to sell the original leopards you started with because after they are mad, it is almost impossible to get them happy again. Get the exhibit suitability into the green with the original pair, then sell them. Replace them with a set of 2 new leopards that are mates and usually (if the exhibit suitability is in the GREEN) , they will be happy and you won't have any more problems. The leopards are VERY exhibit suitability sensitive.
Guest answered: Added 21st Jul 2014, ID #633620
Leopards in zoo tycoon are solitary animals, and prefer not to be overcrowded by guests. Try using fencing in which guests cannot see through, and only make a small portion of the fencing windowed. This makes sure that the cats arent seeing so many people, and raises their happiness.

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