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The Zoo is a building available in the Renaissance Era.

Game Info[]

Building a Zoo requires a Colosseum or any of its replacements.

  • +2 Happy Happiness


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.

Unique Building Replacements[]

Icon Building Civilization Yields
PI BökhArena
Bökh Arena Mongolia (Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj)
  • +2 CultureIcon Culture.
  • +10% Production Production towards Ranged and Mounted units in this city.
Chocolaterie Belgium (Albert I)

Belgium (Leopold II)

  • Albert I version:
    • Grants 1 Praline, a unique Luxury Resource.
    • No base Happy Happiness.
    • +1 Gold Gold from Plantation-based resources.
  • Leopold II version:
    • +1 CultureIcon Culture.
    • Does not yield Happy Local Happiness.
    • Does not require a Colosseum.
    • Requires at least one available source of any Plantation-based resource per Chocolaterie.
    • Provides 1 copy of the unique Praline luxury resource.
Daily Herald America (Norton I)
  • No base Happy Local Happiness.
  • +1 Happy Local Happiness for each unique type of Cultural Greatwork Great Work in the city.
Guillotine France (Maximilien Robespierre)
  • Provides no Happy Happiness and 3 CultureIcon Culture.
  • Retains 50% of the Happy Happiness boost when rebuilt.
  • Destroys two Citizen Citizens when built and one upon adopting a Social Policy.
IconPNG Menagerie
Imperial Menagerie Holy Roman Empire (Frederick II)
  • Boosts Greatperson Great People generation by 20%
  • +1 Science Science for every Great Work in its city
Playhouse England (Elizabeth)

(With Henry VIII's England installed)

  • Has 1 slot for a Greatwork Great Work of Writing
  • The first 3 built receive a prebuilt Greatwork Great Work of Writing
  • No maintenance
Political Society France (Lafayette)
  • Generates Great Writer Points based on the amount of Social Policies adopted.
  • During War, generates Great General Points instead.
Propaganda Ministry North Korea (Kim il-Sung)
  • Provides an Artist Specialist
  • -10% Food Food during WLTKD, but provides +1 Happy Happiness and +1 CultureIcon Culture from Greatwork Great Works.
Public House Ireland (Michael Collins)
  • Yields no Happy Happiness
  • Has a free slot for a Great Work of Music, which grants +2 Happy Happiness when filled and +2 Greatperson Great Musician points if the City is working a source of Wheat or Wine.
  • Pubs may appear in the Cities of Civilizations you are influencing culturally, yielding +1 Happy Happiness for Ireland and the City owner, and +2 CultureIcon Culture and Tourism Tourism for Ireland.
Sejmik Poland (Stephen Bathory)
  • +2 CultureIcon Culture
  • +1 Happy Happiness for every three Policies adopted after its construction
Spomenik Yugoslavia (Josip Broz Tito)
  • Temporarily generates CultureIcon Culture whenever a Unit is defeated within range of the City, regardless of its owner.
  • When producing Units, receive additional Production Production based on the city's Local Happiness, doubled while at War.
IconPNG TennisCourt
Tennis Court France (Louis XI)
  • +3 XP for each civilian unit trained in its city (max. +15)
Wine Cellar Two Sicilies (Ferdinand I)
  • +30% Traderoute Trade Route range
  • +2 Gold Gold for each Trade Route departing this city
Winery Portugal (Maria I) (with Portugal (João II) installed)
  • Provides a source of the Wine luxury resource near the city of origin, and a second if a Strength Defensive Pact is active.
Building Types
Ancient Era
BarracksCircusGranaryLibraryMonumentShrineStone WorksWallsWater Mill
Classical Era
Medieval Era
Renaissance Era
ArsenalBankConstabularyObservatoryOpera HouseSeaportWindmillZoo
Industrial Era
FactoryHospitalHydro PlantMilitary AcademyMuseumPolice StationPublic SchoolStock Exchange
Modern Era
Broadcast TowerHotelMilitary BaseResearch LabStadium
Atomic Era
AirportMedical LabNuclear PlantRecycling CenterSolar Plant
Information Era
Bomb ShelterSpaceship Factory
National Wonders
Circus MaximusEast India CompanyGrand TempleHermitageHeroic EpicIronworksNational CollegeNational EpicNational Intelligence AgencyNational Visitor CenterOxford UniversityPalace
Artists' GuildMusicians' GuildWriters' Guild