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AnimalID

Name

5503

Komodo Dragon

LocationName:

Southeast Asia

Origin:

Zoo Tycoon Complete

PurchaseCost:

$1,750

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

No

 

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Description:

The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is the world’s largest lizard. The largest specimen of this giant member of the monitor family was recorded at over ten feet long and weighing over 300 pounds.

The average Komodo dragon is slightly smaller, generally from 5 to 9 feet in length, and can weigh anywhere from 30 to 200 pounds. Much of the Komodo dragon’s length is made up by its tail. Sometimes the tail is longer than the rest of the body. The Komodo dragon has wide set legs that are very strong and muscular, allowing the animal to run up to 11 miles per hour. Each of its feet has 5 toes with sharp and curved claws on the ends.

Komodo dragons are black, brown, or dark gray in color. Their heads are large, with strong jaws and sharp teeth. The Komodo dragon’s tongue is long and yellow, and extremely sensitive. Its two normal eyes are set forwards on its head. Even more interesting is the third 'eye' on the top of the head. This sensory organ is not a fully formed eye, but it can sense light and dark. Scientists think it is used to help the Komodo dragon keep track of the time of year.

Komodo dragons are carnivores, and fierce predators. Because they have no predators besides humans in their native habitats, they often hunt in the open. An adult Komodo dragon can swallow animals almost as large as themselves. When hunting, these animals frequently bite their victims, infecting them with a disease carried by the bacteria that inhabit the mouth of the Komodo. The victim will die within a few days and the Komodo will return to feast on the carrion. These fierce reptiles have been known to kill humans on occasion.

The nation of Indonesia, which includes the island of Komodo, is home to the Komodo dragon. These reptiles prefer hot and humid lowlands, where they live among grasses or light covers of rainforest. Like all reptiles, the Komodo dragon is cold blooded, and must sun itself to maintain its body temperature.

In the absence of illness or human threats, the Komodo dragon can live for 20 to 50 years. They spend their days hunting, sunning, swimming, and climbing trees and their nights holed up in their dens. A Komodo dragon is mature at five years of age. Mature females can lay up to 30 eggs each year. These eggs incubate for 8-9 months and the young hatch ready to care for themselves.

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

80
60
50
70

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

5
20
-5
No

 

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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"?

1 level

 

FenceName

Purchase Cost

Height

Strength

Life

Cost Effective

Low Chain-link Fence
$45
1
200
10
22.2
Low Stick Pole Fence
$55
1
225
11
20.0
Stick Pole Fence
$75
2
225
12
16.0
Stick Pole Window Fence
$75
2
225
12
16.0
Low Post and Rail Fence
$70
1
250
11
15.7
Chain-link Fence
$70
2
200
10
14.3
Post and Rail Fence
$90
2
250
12
13.3
Low Wooden Slat Fence
$85
1
240
11
12.9
Wood Slat Window Fence
$110
2
240
12
10.9
Wooden Slat Fence
$110
2
240
12
10.9
Low Plexiglas Fence
$125
1
270
12
9.6
Low Concrete Chain Fence
$125
1
275
12
9.6
Low Iron Bar Fence
$125
1
290
12
9.6
Low Concrete Fence
$125
1
300
12
9.6
Low Rock Wall Fence
$125
1
280
12
9.6
Rock Wall Fence
$150
2
280
14
9.3
Rock Window 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

20

1

 

3

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Rainforest floor
40
8
16
24
32
40
48
56
64
72
80
Gray stone
20
4
8
12
16
20
24
28
32
36
40
Sand
20
4
8
12
16
20
24
28
32
36
40
Fresh water
20
4
8
12
16
20
24
28
32
36
40

Rocks

6
5
10
14
19
24
29
34
38
43
48

Foliage

6
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
Elevation
10
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5

Exhibit Size

100
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
200

 

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ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7014
8
Mangrove Tree
52
$620
8.4
7042
7
Llala Palm Tree
48
$700
6.9

 

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ID

Value

RockName

Size X

Size Y

Rock

Rock Effect

Purchase Cost

Cost Effective

9205
3
Medium Rock
1
1
Yes
12
$75
16.0
9206
3
Small Rock
1
1
Yes
12
$55
21.8
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

 none

 

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ToyID

ToyName

ToyValue

PurchaseCost

none

 

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ReproductionChance:

High

SickChance:

5

ReproductionInterval(months):

9

SickChange:

-12

HappyReproduceThreshold:

96

DeathChance:

5

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

36

BabyToAdult(months):

4

 

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

none

 

KeeperFoodType:

Meat
  Chimpanzee
Plains Zebra
Thomsons Gazelle
Olive Baboon
Mandrill
Red Kangaroo
Common Wildebeest
Ibex
Okapi
Moose
Gemsbok
American Bighorn Sheep
Markhor
Greater Flamingo
Giant Anteater
African Warthog
Black Buck
Bongo
Sable Antelope
Southern Sea Otter
African Wild Dog
Llama
Man

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?