Glitches and bugs are faults in the game's system, which can happen when the following 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 are all bugged in that they all appear randomly, excluding the Stegosawrus, which was released later than all other Jurassic secret animals. This has meant that nobody knows the secret mission for the T-Flex.

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 (once every 50) throws/hits 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 bug, 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

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 riding a golden ostrich. There are no obstacles, animals, or walls while riding it, so this is a good strategy to make a new record.

Negative Distance Edit

This glitch happens when any eating animal (e.g. lions, bears, drop bears) except 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). It can be really hard to make it happen.

Credit to D3ath Angel - Games for the name.

Rodeo Stampede Negative Distance Glitch

Rodeo Stampede Negative Distance Glitch

Cruise Reset Edit

This was a very annoying bug.. When you decided to login in google play and the game is started, the game would lag a little. After lagging, a loading circle would appear and then the game would freeze, then the player would be brought back to the title screen. The player could then see that the cruise had been reset and they did not gain any Zoo Coin. Luckily, this glitch was fixed in Version 1.15.0.

Drop Bear Glitch Edit

To make this glitch happen, the player must reach at least 1000 (You don't need to reach 1000 meters if you have the revive raven.) meters in the Outback. Then the player needs to ride a drop bear. Ride that drop bear until it gets angry and starts to slow down. When it's just about to eat the player, get on another animal, then die. After dying, revive. The drop bear can be seen running ahead. After reviving, lasso that drop bear. Once the player gets on it, it will eat them.

Time Cheating Edit

This glitch is the most helpful one out of all of these. To make it happen, change the date and time forwards and then open Rodeo Stampede again. Then start the next cruise. Keep doing this until you get lots of coins. However, advertisements cannot be viewed when in a different time from that of the time based on internet connection. This 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, the time cheat has also given boss challenges that are visible after your first run. This is not consistent so it may require multiple tries. Remember to return to the correct time as there is a risk of the app re-updating if time isn't correctly fixed. However, if the app auto-updates and your data displays a loading error, simply change your time to automatic time, restart your phone and everything will be fixed.

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 Jurassic, there was a chance of Space Zoo missions resetting, meaning that if the player had completed 2 of the missions and just required to collect 1 more egg, they had to start 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. Sometimes in Mountains, the player can see bugged eagles at the cliffs. Some are floating, sometimes you will see two eagles one rocks 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 in which occasionally 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 the same round, albeit with the player in the pose where they are flat on the ground in a star shape. Furthermore, if a new animal is tamed while doing this, after taking a picture, the camera is 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 animals excluding penguins.

Can Only Watch Edit

Every now and then, when the player dies, the revive counter and "Retry" and "Zoo" buttons won't appear, but the stampede keeps running. You see animals you've passed, then random ones. The music also stops. This often happens before and after an advertisement is watched.

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

This glitch is simple. Ride an animal that can eat another animal (E.g: a bear). Then eat an animal then crash. If you crash and finish eating at the same time, you will die, but the animal will move an extra metre, then fall asleep, as if it ate the player.

Hyper-Speed Llama Edit

There is a glitch that occurs sometimes upon successful taming, where after its tamed, instead of exiting out, the screen will flip to where you are facing the llama and the game will continue. After falling off the cliff, you may choose to go to your zoo. Everything is normal. However, when you choose an animal and hit play, it will spawn you at the final area off the boss llama stage, from the front pov and you will be able to control your animal until it falls off the cliff. This will continue until you manually change 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 for 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 rarely, a glitch mission (or two) may appear after crashing in a Space Zoo zone. It is unknown if any other glitch missions exist other than the ones pictured. This may be data for an upcoming or unused zone, as the only evident cacti in the game is on the Mesa Moose.

Beetle Crash Glitch Edit

When riding any Beetle variant, there is a slight chance that you will crash if attempting to smash a Pillbug.
Beetle Crash Glitch (Rodeo Stampede)

Beetle Crash Glitch (Rodeo Stampede)

Fusion Edit

This bug happens randomly. Sometimes if you ride an animal, the animal will turn out to be a fusion of the base animal of the species and the animal you are riding. The fusion does not move and you are not able to progress when riding it.