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AnimalID

Name

5506

Orangutan

LocationName:

Southeast Asia

Origin:

Zoo Tycoon Complete

PurchaseCost:

$1,650

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

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Description:

At one time, orangutan was the name given to several species of large ape. In the Malay language, it means "man of the jungle", so it was descriptive of many of the great apes. Today, the name orangutan refers to Pongo pygmaeus, the world’s largest tree dwelling animal.

Orangutans are probably best known for the thick coat of long reddish fur that covers their large bodies. A male of the species may weigh as much as 200 pounds and stand up to four and half feet tall. Females are smaller and usually weigh less than 100 pounds. Males have air sacs in their throats used for amplifying the sounds they make. This is useful for warning other males off their territory. Males also have large fleshy discs on the sides of their faces called flanges, which have no known use. Both males and females have exceptionally flexible bodies, which allow them to travel through the treetops with ease.

The bulk of an orangutan’s diet comes from the trees in which they make their homes. Orangutans consume a great deal of leaves, bark and fruit, but they are not entirely herbivorous. They will eat eggs, termites, and even small monkeys, especially when other foods are not readily available during the winter monsoon season.Certain members of the large cat family are known to hunt orangutans. Lighter female orangutans often hide from predators in the treetops, but the clouded leopard can attack them even there.

The orangutan is only found on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Sumatran orangutans have thicker, lighter-colored hair than their Borneo cousins, probably because Sumatra is slightly colder. In both locations, orangutans live in the tropical rain forest, moving from nest to nest high in the trees. Most orangutans build two five foot diameter nests each day -- a day nest and a night nest. Nests are made from tree fronds, and are lined with soft leaves. Old nests are seldom reused. The heavier males are sometimes known to sleep without a nest, either in the fork of a tree, or occasionally on the ground.

Unlike many other apes, orangutans are solitary animals, and generally travel alone. Young pairs of females are the only long term social grouping found. Females nurse and share a nest with their young for the first three years of their lives. Young adults build separate nests, but remain nearby until they are about 8 years old.

Male orangutans are territorial, claiming large areas of the rainforest, and any females found within, as their own. They use loud calls, amplified by the air sacs in their throats, to warn other males off their territory. Males will not hesitate to fight if their warnings are ignored.

Scientists estimate that only 25,000 orangutans are left in the wild. Poachers have killed or captured many of these great apes, while forest fires and logging have greatly decreased their habitats.

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

30
60
50
80

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

12
15
-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 Fence
$75
2
225
12
16.0
Stick Pole Window 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
Concrete Chain Fence
$150
2
275
14
9.3
Rock Wall Fence
$150
2
280
14
9.3
Rock Window 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

25

2

 

8

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Rainforest floor
70
18
35
53
70
88
105
123
140
158
175
Grass
20
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
Dirt
10
3
5
8
10
13
15
18
20
23
25

Rocks

4
4
8
12
16
20
24
28
32
36
40

Foliage

18
5
9
14
18
23
27
32
36
41
45
Elevation
20
1
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
13

Exhibit Size

100
25
50
75
100
125
150
175
200
225
250

 

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ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7018
8
Foxtail Palm Tree
44
$480
9.2
7051
7
Rainforest Fern
40
$180
22.2
7014
6
Mangrove Tree
36
$620
5.8
7434
12
Durian Tree (climbable)
15
$125
12.0

 

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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
9215
5
Stone Ruins
4
2
Yes
8
$450
1.8
9226
5
Rainforest Rock
6
4
Yes
8
$350
2.3
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

8109
Large Concrete Shelter
19
9
$225
6
Yes
8112
Large Wood Shelter
19
9
$325
6
Yes
8108
Concrete Shelter
16
6
$175
4
 
8111
Wood Shelter
16
6
$225
4
 
8107
Small Concrete Shelter
13
3
$125
2
 
8110
Small Wood Shelter
13
3
$175
2
 

 

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ToyID

ToyName

ToyValue

PurchaseCost

6110
Orangutan Jungle Gym
22
$700
6111
Orangutan Rope Swing
20
$500

 

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ReproductionChance:

Low

SickChance:

15

ReproductionInterval(months):

18

SickChange:

-10

HappyReproduceThreshold:

98

DeathChance:

10

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

47

BabyToAdult(months):

7

 

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

Lowland Gorilla 8

KeeperFoodType:

Grass and branches

Mandrill 8  
Chimpanzee 8

 

General Information

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