Wildlife Exploitation Preserve audio recordings in Borderlands 2

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Image credit: Wildlife Exploitation Preserve. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://borderlands.wikia.com/wiki/Wildlife_Exploitation_Preserve

The Wildlife Exploitation Preserve is a location in Borderlands 2 where a number of missions are available, one of the most notable involving the player encountering a collection of audio recordings. Fans have pointed out that it seems that a gay couple and lesbian couple were forced to run experiments on each other according to one of the logs that the player finds.

LGBTQ references in this game series:

Borderlands (2009): Mad Moxxi, Mr. Shank and Chaz, Brick, Patricia Tannis

Borderlands 2 (2012): Audio files at the Wildlife Exploitation Preserve, Sir Hammerlock, Axton, Tiny Tina, Mr. Torgue, Maya, Motor Momma, Zer0

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! (2014): Athena and Janey, Rose Yin, Professor Nakayama

See QRM’s entry for this game.


  1. Various. (n.d.). List of video games with LGBT characters. Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_games_with_LGBT_characters
  2. Various. (n.d.). Wildlife Exploitation Preserve. Borderlands Wiki. Retrieved from http://borderlands.wikia.com/wiki/Wildlife_Exploitation_Preserve
  3. Various. (2012, October 14). Never noticed this during my first play through: Sir Hammerlock is gay (not that there is anything wrong with that). Reddit. Retrieved from https://www.reddit.com/r/Borderlands2/comments/11gzke/never_noticed_this_during _my_first_play_through/c6mdux7/