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AnimalID

Name

5009

Przewalski's Wild Horse

LocationName:

China

Origin:

Zoo Tycoon Complete

PurchaseCost:

$1,000

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

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Description:

In 1879, N.M. Przewalski discovered a species of wild horse on the Asian steppes. Przewalski’s wild horse is the only known surviving species of wild horse, and an important ancestor to the modern domestic horse. Prehistoric European cave paintings of these horses prove that they once ranged over an enormous area. Today, they exist only in captivity.

Przewalski’s wild horse is smaller than modern horses, but otherwise very similar in appearance. They can be up to eight feet in length, standing up to four feet high at the shoulder. They have the large heads and long tails associated with all of the horse family and are typically a yellow to reddish brown in color.

Przewalski’s wild horse moves with a variety of gaits. They can gallop at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. With such speed at their disposal, they generally choose to evade danger. However, when cornered they can deliver a powerful kick with the hind feet, or rear up to strike with the front feet. Like other horses, they can sleep while standing up or lying down.

Like feral horses, Przewalski’s wild horse travels in herds, or bands. Breeding herds are made up of 15 - 20 female animals lead by a stallion, while bachelors and juveniles form their own groups. The social structure of these herds tends to be more stable than the breeding groups of other mammals. The dominant male in a herd can maintain his status for many years.

When they were discovered in the 19th century, herds of Przewalski’s wild horse could be found throughout the grasslands and steppes of Mongolia and China, at elevations of up to 7500 feet. These herds would migrate with the seasons, following sources of water and food.

Przewalski’s wild horse prefers semi arid country with plenty of grazing. These horses generally graze in the afternoon, moving to watering places after the sun sets. They prefer to graze on grasses and low brush, but will consume a variety of other vegetation, especially when their favorite foods are hard to find.

Humans have dramatically reduced the numbers of the herds of wild horses, by hunting them and usurping their habitat for domestic animals. At one point, only 12 members of this species remained. Today, over 600 exist in captivity, all bred from those 12. Scientists and naturalists hope to someday reintroduce the species back into its original Mongolian habitat, where no wild horses have been seen since the 1960s.

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

25
35
75
70

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

5
30
-5
Yes

 

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To build a good animal exhibit you need to ask a few questions: (click them for the answers)

Which fence is suitable for this animal in terms of strength, if it can be climbed or jumped over?

How big should the exhibit be and what Terrain should be used?

What foliage should be used?

What rocks should be used?

What shelter does the animal need?

What toy does the animal like?

How deep should the exhibit be if using the "Pit Method"?

2 levels

 

FenceName

Purchase Cost

Height

Strength

Life:

Cost Effective

Stick Pole Window Fence
$75
2
225
12
16.0
Stick Pole Fence
$75
2
225
12
16.0
Chain-link Fence
$70
2
200
10
14.3
Post and Rail Fence
$90
2
250
12
13.3
Wood Slat Window Fence
$110
2
240
12
10.9
Wooden Slat Fence
$110
2
240
12
10.9
Rock Window Fence
$150
2
280
14
9.3
Rock Wall Fence
$150
2
280
14
9.3
Concrete Chain Fence
$150
2
275
14
9.3
Plexiglas Fence
$150
2
270
13
8.7
Iron Bar Fence
$180
2
290
14
7.8
Concrete Fence
$200
2
300
15
7.5
Reinforced Concrete Fence
$225
3
460
16
7.1
Reinforced Concrete and Glass Fence
$225
3
420
15
6.7
Concrete and Iron Bar Fence
$240
3
440
15
6.3
Electrified Chain-link Fence
$300
3
480
18
6.0
Electrified Iron Bar Fence
$350
3
400
18
5.1

 

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Animal Density:

Min

Number of Animals/Exhibit

Max

15

3

 

20

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Grass
70
11
21
32
42
53
63
74
84
95
105
Gray stone
15
2
5
7
9
11
14
16
18
20
23
Dirt
10
2
3
5
6
8
9
11
12
14
15
Fresh water
5
1
2
2
3
4
5
5
6
7
8

Rocks

2
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12

Foliage

3
0
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5

Elevation

10
0
1
1
2
2
2
3
3
3
4

Exhibit Size

100
15
30
45
60
75
90
105
120
135
150

 

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ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7074
7
Broadleaf Bush
48
$260
18.5

 

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ID

Value

RockName

Size X

Size Y

Rock

Rock Effect

Purchase Cost

Cost Effective

9206
3
Small Rock
1
1
Yes
12
$55
21.8
9205
3
Medium Rock
1
1
Yes
12
$75
16.0
9200
6
Large Rock
2
2
Yes
6
$150
4.0

 

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Shelter ID

Shelter Name

Shelter Value

Shelter Effect

Purchase Cost

Capacity

Requires Research

8115
Large Stable
25
10
$700
5
Yes
8114
Stable
20
5
$500
3
 
8112
Large Wood Shelter
19
4
$325
6
Yes
8109
Large Concrete Shelter
19
4
$225
6
Yes
8108
Concrete Shelter
18
3
$175
4
 
8111
Wood Shelter
18
3
$225
4
 
8107
Small Concrete Shelter
17
2
$125
2
 
8113
Small Stable
17
2
$300
2
 
8110
Small Wood Shelter
17
2
$175
2
 

 

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ToyID

ToyName

ToyValue

PurchaseCost

 

None

 

 

 

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ReproductionChance:

High

SickChance:

15

ReproductionInterval(months):

7

SickChange:

-20

HappyReproduceThreshold:

96

DeathChance:

10

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

12

BabyToAdult(months):

3

 

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

American Bison

10

KeeperFoodType:

Hay

 

 

None

 

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