Glitches and bugs are faults in the game's system, which can occur when certain things are done. Rodeo Stampedia takes no responsibility for the outcome of any of the glitches described and whatever damage they may cause.

Bugged Models Edit

Currently, when the player is in the air and they have an animal that wears clothes or has additional extras in their lasso ring, the clothes or additional extras will not be yellow like it is intended to be, creating an inconsistent look.

Even animal species have ended up having bugged models, as lions have larger lips, eagles have a line on their chest and bears have two lines on their lower jaw.

The UFG, as it is missing its antennas, could also be a bug, but this could also have been intended.

Jurassic Secret Animals Edit

Jurassic secret animals were all bugged in that they all appear randomly, excluding the Stegosawrus, which was released later than all other Jurassic secret animals. This has since been fixed.

Short Throw Distance Edit

When animals, such as elephants and particularly walruses throw players off, the distance is much lower than should be, with every occasional (around once every 50) throw/hit being the correct distance. This particularly has led to the mission where the player must jump 110m off a walrus almost impossible, with the player only being able to jump 29m.

Slow Motion Edit

There was no known cause for this glitch, since it only happened randomly. The glitch made the gameplay slow, and also removed the music. It was infamously used in the Raptor Challenge to get high scores, but has since been fixed.

Rodeo Stampede Slow Motion glitch

Rodeo Stampede Slow Motion glitch

Spying Fox Edit

On some devices, there was a bug where the player could not smash windmills or outhouses, no matter what animal they were riding. In fact, all animals were able to pass right through as if they were not there. This bug was fixed in version 1.19.2.

Golden Ostrich Edit

The exact cause of this glitch is unknown, but if the player does the unknown requirement, sometimes the player can be seen to be riding a golden ostrich. There are no obstacles, animals, or walls while riding it, so when this glitch occurs, it can easily allow the player to achieve a new high score.

Negative Distance Edit

This glitch happens when any eating animal (e.g. lions, bears, drop bears), apart from tyrannosaurus rexes and spiders, eats the animal that the player is riding. It will make only the surface visible, and will bring the player back to to a negative distance (e.g. -100m).

Credit to D3ath Angel - Games for the name.

Rodeo Stampede Negative Distance Glitch

Rodeo Stampede Negative Distance Glitch

Cruise Reset Edit

This was one of the most annoying bugs. When the player logged into Google Play and entered Rodeo Stampede, the game would lag a little. Then a loading circle would appear and the game would freeze, and it would then return to the title screen. The player could see that the cruise had been reset and they did not gain any Zoo Coin. This glitch was fixed in 1.15.1.

Drop Bear Glitch Edit

To make this glitch occur, the player must reach at least 1000 meters (unless the player has a Revive Raven) in Outback. The player must ride a drop bear until it becomes angry and begins slowing down. If the player immediately lassoes another animal just as the drop bear is about to eat the player, dies on that animal and then revives, the drop bear can be seen running ahead. After reviving, if the player gets on that drop bear, it will eat them.

Time Cheating Edit

This glitch is one of the most helpful glitches. To make it happen, the player must change the date and time forwards or backwards, and then open Rodeo Stampede again. Doing it forwards allows the player to open the Zoo repeatedly and get many cruises, as well as skipping breeding times and getting new missions. Doing it backwards allows the player to return to recent events that have passed. However, advertisements cannot be viewed when in a different time from that of the actual, current time because on internet connection problems. This glitch can also be used to find new endangered animals that haven't been found before by constantly changing day to find the required animal. Recently, this glitch has also given boss missions which become visible after the player's first run. However, this is inconsistent so getting boss missions may require multiple attempts. It is important to return to the correct time after using this glitch, as there is a risk of the app re-updating if the time is incorrect.

Tiny Animals Edit

This bug happens randomly and when it happens, tiny animals can be seen running in the stampede. If the player jumps onto a tiny animal, it becomes its normal size for a few seconds before becoming tiny again. Tiny animals almost appear invisible when the player rides them, and if the player rides one, more tiny animals appear. This bug has been fixed.



Dying Twice Edit

In Mountains, if the player falls off the cliff and hits a free-standing rock which eagles perch on, the game will register it as the player dying twice. The 5 second countdown will occur twice if the player hasn't used a revive, and will cause revives used to fail. This worked best when the player is riding an eagle.

Space Zoo Mission Reset Edit

This was one of the most annoying bugs. If the player exited the game or exited the Space Zoo, there was a chance of Space Zoo missions resetting, meaning that if the player had completed 2 of the missions and was just required to collect 1 more egg, they would have to do start their missions again, with 3 new missions. This bug has since been fixed.

Inability to Play Edit

In the Space Zoo from version 1.10.0 onwards, the player could sometimes find that labels in the Space Zoo had disappeared and that the "Play" buttons had disappeared, making it impossible to play Olympus. This was fixed in version 1.10.1.

Weird Eagles Edit

This bug happens very rarely, and has no known cause. In Mountains, the player can occasionally see bugged eagles at the cliffs. Some are floating, sometimes there are two eagles on a single rock and if the player gets on a Robin Should, many floating Robin Shoulds can be seen.

Volcanic Rock Edit

This is by far one of the most weirdest bugs ever. It is also similar to the negative distance glitch. To make it happen the player must play in Jurassic and reach 1000m, where volcanic rocks are found. If an animal gets hit by a volcanic rock, the player must quickly lasso that animal. After that, the game will freeze for a short time and then the background will change to a tan colour. Then, multiple Jurassic animals will be seen with some parts inside and outside each other, creating a "hybrid". The player can then be seen floating and will disappear after a few seconds. If the player taps the screen, they will die.

Lassoing Edit

In version 1.12.0, there was a bug which occasionally occurred in which when the player lassoed an animal, they would die with the "zoo/retry" screen coming up, however the animal would still run and the player could keep playing in the same run, albeit with the player in the position where they are flat on the ground in a star shape. Furthermore, if a new animal was tamed while this bug was occurring, after taking a picture, the camera would be set behind the player when running in the stampede.

Ground perspective run in Rodeo Stampede

Ground perspective run in Rodeo Stampede

No Turn Edit

Sometimes, for no reason, the player can't steer at all on all animals, excluding penguins.

Can Only Watch Edit

Occasionally, when the player dies, the revive counter, "Retry" and "Zoo" buttons won't appear, but the stampede keeps running. It is possible to see animals that the player has passed, as well as random ones. The music also stops. This glitch often happens before and after an advertisement is watched. If the app is closed and reopened, any animals matched or tamed in the previous run will be lost.

Music Disappearance Edit

In some runs, the music plays quietly for a moment, then it stops. When the player lands in the stampede, all that can be heard are animal sounds, fire, lightning, crashing, volcanic rocks, ghosts and background sounds.

Eating Animal Edit

If the player is riding an animal which can eat other animals, (for example, lions and bears), and they finish eating an animal and crash at the same time, the animal will move an extra metre, then fall asleep, as if it ate the player.

Hyper Light Llama Edit

There is a glitch that sometimes occurs upon the successful taming of any llama, where after the picture has been taken of the llama, the screen will flip to a view where the player is facing the llama, and the game will continue this way. After the player dies, everything will seem normal if they return to the zoo. However, if they press play from the zoo, the player will spawn at the final area of the Hyper Light Llama boss mission, and the screen will show a view from the front point of view. The player can control the animal they are riding until they die. This will continue until the player manually changes maps.

Eagle of Freedom Edit

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When the player taps on any habitat and clicks on the animal or baby tab before any animals come out, the "Eagle of freedom" will be shown, more specifically, right after loading the app. The description is identical to that of the Cape Buffalo, and its baby attributes are as follows:

  • +1% animal run speed
  • +1% better ice handling
  • +3% lasso size and stuff which is hard to get into a small amount of text (passive)

The Eagle of Freedom could be:

  • A filler in the event of the player clicking on the tabs too early
  • An Easter egg
  • An unused piece of code from a planned Eagle of Freedom that was not included in the latest update, and has been expressed accidentally

New Animals Not Appearing Edit

In version 1.16.0 on the 10th of May, three new Garden animal species were released, only to not appear in the game.

Glitch Mission Edit


Although this glitch occurs quite rarely, it can be very annoying. When the player crashes in a Space Zoo zone, sometimes glitch missions occur. It is unknown whether any other glitch missions exist, apart from the ones pictured on the right. The missions may be data for an upcoming, unused zone or unused data from a current zone, as the only evident cacti in the game are on the Mesa Moose.

Beetle Crashing Into Pillbug Edit

When the player is riding any beetle, there was a small chance that they will crash after attempting to smash a pillbug. This has since been fixed.

Beetle Crash Glitch (Rodeo Stampede)

Beetle Crash Glitch (Rodeo Stampede)

Animal Fusion Edit

This bug happens randomly. Sometimes, when the player is riding any animal, the animal will appear as a fusion of the base animal of the species and the animal that the player is riding. The fusion does not move and the player is unable to progress while riding it.

Animals Appearing in Wrong Areas Edit

During the 2017 Chinese New Year Event, animals were appearing in areas that they weren't supposed to appear in. For example, rhinos appeared in Jungle 2. This was fixed when the event ended.

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