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AnimalID

Name

5516

Mexican Wolf

LocationName:

North America

Origin:

Zoo Tycoon Complete

PurchaseCost:

$1,000

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

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Description:

The Mexican gray wolf (Canus lupis baileyi) is the smallest subspecies of the gray wolves. Sometimes referred to as Lobo (the Spanish word for wolf), these wolves are most likely extinct in the wild.

Mexican gray wolves are about three feet in length and seventy pounds in weight. Their tails are about a foot long, and their thick fur is a blend of gray, brown, black, and rust colors. The long mane around the neck is usually dark gray.

Gray wolves are nocturnal, hunting at night and resting during the day. They usually travel at a walking pace of about four miles per hour, but have a running pace of over forty miles per hour. They can maintain top speed for up to twenty minutes, and can cover one hundred miles a day. Their impressive speed and stamina, combined with the ability to detect odors over a mile away, make Mexican gray wolves excellent hunters.

Mexican gray wolves live in oak and pine forests. They are pack animals, hunting primarily hoofed animals such as deer, cattle, and sheep. Wolves track their prey over long distances by scent, attempting to remain undetected while they move in close for the kill. If the pack is detected and the prey flees, the wolves will pursue for up to three miles before giving up.

Packs are usually made up of five to eight wolves. Generally packs are family groups, made up of a mated pair of wolves and their pups. Since wolves mate for life, the pack structure tends to be very stable. Packs mark their territory and defend their ranges against lone wolves or neighboring packs. The alpha male is the head of the pack and leads the hunt. His howl assembles the pack; the sound will carry to pack members who are as much as seven miles away.When a female is ready to bear a litter of pups she finds or creates a den. The mother remains in the den until the pups are born, and for at least five weeks thereafter, until the pups are weaned. During this period the mother is unable to hunt, and must rely on the rest of the pack to bring food for her and her pups.

In the early and middle parts of the twentieth century, the Mexican gray wolf was considered a threat to humans and livestock in the American Southwest. Because of this, the US Predatory Animal Rodent Control was formed, and in 1970, killed the last wild Mexican gray wolf in the United States. About two hundred of these wolves remain in captivity. Plans are now being made to reintroduce them into the wild.

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

8
24
50
80

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

8
20
-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
Concrete Chain Fence
$150
2
275
14
9.3
Rock Wall Fence
$150
2
280
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

35

4

 

10

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Deciduous floor
50
18
35
53
70
88
105
123
140
158
175
Grass
20
7
14
21
28
35
42
49
56
63
70
Dirt
10
4
7
11
14
18
21
25
28
32
35
Fresh water
10
4
7
11
14
18
21
25
28
32
35
Coniferous floor
10
4
7
11
14
18
21
25
28
32
35

Rocks

3
4
8
13
17
21
25
29
34
38
42

Foliage

6
2
4
6
8
11
13
15
17
19
21
Elevation
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Exhibit Size

100
35
70
105
140
175
210
245
280
315
350

 

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ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7007
8
Pacific Dogwood Tree
52
$500
10.4
7067
6
White Oak Tree
11
$150
7.3

 

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ID

Value

RockName

Size X

Size Y

Rock

Rock Effect

Purchase Cost

Cost Effective

none

 

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Shelter ID

Shelter Name

Shelter Value

Shelter Effect

Purchase Cost

Capacity

Requires Research

8100
Rock Cave
20
10
$500
4
Yes
8112
Large Wood Shelter
18
8
$325
6
Yes
8109
Large Concrete Shelter
18
8
$225
6
Yes
8108
Concrete Shelter
16
6
$175
4
 
8111
Wood Shelter
16
6
$225
4
 
8110
Small Wood Shelter
13
3
$175
2
 
8107
Small Concrete Shelter
13
3
$125
2
 

 

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ToyID

ToyName

ToyValue

PurchaseCost

 

None

 

 

 

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ReproductionChance: High SickChance: 3
ReproductionInterval(months): 5 SickChange: -15
HappyReproduceThreshold: 95 DeathChance: 20
Offspring: 2 TimeDeath(months): 47
BabyToAdult(months): 5  

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

none

KeeperFoodType:

Meat

 

General Information

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Who do they like to live with and eat?