Zoo (Civ5)

Introduced in Brave New World
Building of the Renaissance era
Maintenance 2 20xGold5

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Specialists None

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Game infoEdit

Advanced happiness-boosting building. Replaces the Theatre in Brave New World. Requires Colosseum.

  • +2 20xHappiness5 Happiness


The Zoo is a building included in the Brave New World expansion, and replaces the Theatre. Otherwise its function is the same.

A Zoo increases the happiness of your empire, but it cannot provide more happiness than there are citizens in the city. The city must possess a Colosseum before the Zoo can be constructed.

Civilopedia entryEdit

The oldest known zoological menagerie (or "zoo") has been excavated at Hierakonpolis and dates to c. 3500 BC; the oldest existing zoo, the Tiergarten Schoenbrunn in Vienna, evolved from the exotic animal collection maintained by the Habsburg dynasty and was opened to the public in 1765 AD.