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AnimalID

Name

5515

Loch Ness Monster

LocationName:

Europe

Origin:

Zoo Tycoon Complete

PurchaseCost:

$2,600

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

No

 

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Description:

The Loch Ness Monster is one of the most famous undiscovered animals in the world. In Scotland it is fondly known as Nessie. This aquatic animal (or its ancestors) is said to have lived in Loch Ness, Britain's largest freshwater lake, for over two thousand years. The earliest evidence of Nessie's existence are standing stones found in the area of the lake. These stones contain Pict carvings, dating back to the first century AD. The carvings show a swimming beast with a serpentine body, long beak, flippers in place of feet, and a long tail - a creature resembling no known animal. Later, Scottish folklore warned children that a malevolent water creature might try to lure them into the depths of the lake with promises of a ride on its back, only to drown the children once they left shore. The earliest written record of Nessie dates from 565 AD, when Saint Columba is described as saving a man from a large sea serpent that had crawled out of the lake.

Although many ancient sightings exist in folklore, the real breakthrough in Nessie's discovery occurred in 1933 when a road was built along the Loch's northern shore. Although many witness reports, footprint casts, and photographs from this time period exist, the best known occurred in 1934. Colonel Robert Wilson, a London doctor, photographed a strange serpent-like creature with its head and neck protruding out of the water. Published in several newspapers of the time, these photos seemed like uncontroversial proof that Nessie was real.

From the photograph and eyewitness accounts, the Loch Ness monster seems to be a large reptile with a long serpentine neck. The neck is made up of multiple arches or ridges. The creature is most likely more than thirty feet long, and footprint casts clearly show four toes. Very few other physical details are known.

Despite the preponderance of evidence collected during the 1930s, the Loch Ness monster is widely thought to be a hoax. The footprints found near the lake were supposedly created by one man with a stuffed rhinoceros foot. Another man confessed on his deathbed to have faked the 1934 photograph using a child's toy submarine and a carved wooden serpent neck. Sonar sweeps of Loch Ness conducted by expeditions from the BBC, Oxford, Cambridge, the Academy of Applied Science, and University of Birmingham have all failed to find Nessie.

Taken together, all the evidence (or lack thereof) has put an end to the speculation of most scientists. But there are still many believers found all over the world. Maybe you can lend their arguments some credence by bringing Nessie to your very own Zoo.

 

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

70
75
60
80

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

5
25
-20
No

 

General Information

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The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?

 

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 Post and Rail Fence
$70
1
250
11
15.7
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 Fence
$125
1
300
12
9.6
Low Rock Wall Fence
$125
1
280
12
9.6
Low Concrete Chain Fence
$125
1
275
12
9.6
Low Iron Bar Fence
$125
1
290
12
9.6
Concrete Chain Fence
$150
2
275
14
9.3
Rock Window Fence
$150
2
280
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

50

1

 

3

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Fresh water
85
43
85
128
170
213
255
298
340
383
425
Sand
10
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
Brown stone
5
3
5
8
10
13
15
18
20
23
25

Rocks

6
12
24
36
48
60
72
84
96
108
120

Foliage

4
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
Elevation
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Exhibit Size

100
50
100
150
200
250
300
350
400
450
500

 

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ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7061
8
Water Lilly
72
$140
51.4
7088
6
Horsetail
64
$500
12.8
7083
7
Bald Cypress Tree
17
$170
10.0

 

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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
5
Large Rock
2
2
Yes
5
$150
3.3
9201
5
Large Rock 2 (unavailable)
2
2
Yes
5
$135
3.7

 

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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:

Low

SickChance:

10

ReproductionInterval(months):

10

SickChange:

-10

HappyReproduceThreshold:

97

DeathChance:

10

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

36

BabyToAdult(months):

6

 

LaysEggs

Yes

TimeToHatch(days)

13

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

Plesiosaurus

15

KeeperFoodType:

Fish
  Emporer Penguin
California Sea Lion
Saltwater Crocodile
Bottlenose Dolphin
Lion's Mane Jelly
Elephant Seal
Harbor Porpoise
Green Moray Eel
Southern Sea Otter
Pacific Octopus
West Indian Manatee

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?