"The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it's a melting pot where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking scam artist fox, Nick Wilde, to solve the mystery. This junior novelization features eight pages of full-color inserts from Disney's Zootopia, in theaters on March 4, 2016."
- Travis is described as a wolf instead of a ferret. This is because he was originally going to be a wolf.
- The scene with Manchas has several differences: e.g. Nick snoops through Manchas's mailbox when he and Judy arrive at the jaguar's home, something he doesn't do in the film, which was seen in a deleted scene. Also, Judy is the one who convinces Manchas to let them into his home instead of Nick. Another noticeable is that they hear Manchas make a "strange grunting sound" from behind the door after he unlocks it and then a "loud thud", whereas, in the film, Manchas is heard collapsing first and then screaming.
- The Sheep thug is absent from the climax at the Natural History Museum.
- After Nick joins the ZPD, and Chief Bogo is issuing assignments, he gives Judy and Nick a security job for a Skunk Appreciation Parade instead of pretending to assign the duo with parking duty.