Concept-Rapture Zoo

Early concept art of the ultimately removed zoo, by Mauricio Tejerina.

The Rapture Zoo was an area that was intended to be included in BioShock as a part of Fort Frolic.[1] Multiple interviews with developers of the game mention that this was a level that was ultimately cut fairly far along in the design process due to budget[2] and time constraints, and they indicate that it was one of the things they most regretted having to cut. Not much is known about the Zoo apart from concept work, but the only concrete information comes from an interview that mentions that it would have included an elephant.[3]

Behind the ScenesEdit


  1. I Am Ken Levine, Creative Director of BioShock and BioShock Infinite AMA on Reddit
  2. Ken Levine on Twitter
  3. Bonus Round, Episode 10: Part 1 - BioShock: A Look Inside,