Gigantopithecus is an adoptable animal in Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals.


The Gigantopithecus was the largest ape species that existed from perhaps nine million years to as recently as one hundred thousand years ago, in what is now China, India, and Vietnam fossil record. It is also from the same family as humans, and its closest living relative is the orangutan.


  • Several players have pointed out that the Gigantopithecus is basically a larger gorilla with a different color. However, Blue Fang likely did this to keep consistancy through similar animals.
  • As stated in the Zoopedia, some cryptozoologists believe that Gigantopithicus, or a close relative, may have evolved into the modern "ape-men" cryptids, such as Sasquatch/Bigfoot, the Yeti, the Yeren, and the Yowie. However this is very unlikely



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