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Zoo Tycoon

Leopards and Jaguars

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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?

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koeut answered:

Those cats need cat climbing trees.If they don't have one they become unhappy.

Guest answered:

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:

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:

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.

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Guest said: 10th Jun 2021 | REPORT
The savannah leopard likes a lot of baobab trees and no savanna grass and not very many other types of trees. I had 1 leopard and he liked 2 climbing cat trees.

Guest answered:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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.

Guest answered:

Jaguars and the four leopard types available in Zoo Tycoon tend to need exhibits that match their preferences to a T, though there is wiggle room.

-Jaguars prefer kapok trees, but as long as their favorite tree is part of the equation enjoy ulmo and Llala palms.

-Snow leopards (like any highland animal) prefer a rather rugged enclosure. They prefer Himalayan pines and birches, and do especially well once you research the snowy rock cave.

-Your typical African leopard loves baobob trees alongside other savanna foliage from Africa. They enjoy a mix of rainforest and savanna terrain and while they don't necessarily need climbing trees, you won't get 100% suitability without a couple.

-Both clouded leopards and black leopards enjoy a exhibit with plenty of foliage from the jungles of Southeast Asia, with considerably more rocks than tigers want. They can be exhibited together without problems, though clouded leopards prefer more grass terrain, while black leopards like a bit of dirt in their exhibits.

On exhibit size, all of the cats mentioned above besides he black leopard need 35 squares per adult. Black leopards need 20.

Guest answered:

For jaguars you HAVE to have kapok trees in the exhibit

Guest answered:

In my experience, this is how you deal with the cats (especially if you're going to do the scenario).:

Every Leopard, Jaguar, and Cheetah need the Rock Cave. The Snow Leopard needs the Snow Rock Cave.

All cats need an est. Of 9x9 exhibits (81 cubic squares). The solitary hunter cats (which is all the leopards and the Siberian Tiger) will need tall fencing (such as the concrete or rock fencing) and a very small part where visitors can see in. If the exhibit is 9x9, don't have but 5 walls that visitors can see through. The cheetah, however, will need a bigger exhibit than a 9x9. A 12x12 should work for them.

When it comes to the leopards, go to the animal tab and click on the cat. Use ONLY the foliage that shown in the picture in the information part. When you do the rocks, make sure to use the big ones first until you get a sad face. Add as many trees and rocks until given a sadface. Don't remove the last tree that gives them a sadface, however remove the last rock that gave them a sadface and use small rocks until given a sadface. Do not remove the last small rock that gave them a sadface.

Make sure there is no trampled textures in their exhibit, all leopards (even the ones who don't request it) have the cat climbing tree, and the zookeeper says nothing about the terrian. If it says they need something but don't have too much of something else, use the 1 cubic square block to fix it until they and/or the cats no longer complain.

Furthermore, make sure their is enough zookeepers to deal with the poo, food, and sicknesses and enough maintence workers to keep the fences from breaking down and the trash picked up. Having a piece of trash in the exhibit will keep them VERY unhappy. If a maintence worker won't pick it up, move the maintence worker beside the trash until it does. Also mates will greatly improve their happiness as well and their offspring will prove to bring a little more profit to your zoo.

TLDR; Basically what everyone else above me said.

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