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“Zoo Tycoon” is working with the virtual zoo community to help real-world endangered species by issuing a Community Challenge each month. Players can vote for a non-profit organization they like, and when the challenge’s goal is reached, Microsoft will donate $10,000 to the winning organization.
The voting community will also get updates about how the funds were spent, with photos and information about the impact the game’s community made on behalf of the endangered animals, Xbox Wire reports.
Right now, the “Zoo Tycoon” community is voting to select the first Community Challenge recipient from these charities: Rhino Rescue, Komodo Survival Program and the Tiger Species Survival Program. Voting closes Dec. 31, and will begin for the next challenge in the New Year with new charities.
“Zoo Tycoon” for Xbox One is exclusively available at Walmart in the U.S. through Jan. 31, 2014. Customers can also purchase “Zoo Tycoon” for Xbox One at Microsoft Stores and download the title on Xbox Live. “Zoo Tycoon” for Xbox 360 is available at all major retailers.
To read more details on this worthy effort, head over to Xbox Wire.
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Suzanne ChoneyMicrosoft News Center Staff