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AnimalID

Name

5508

Japanese Serow

LocationName:

Asia

Origin:

Zoo Tycoon Complete

PurchaseCost:

$800

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

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Description:

The endangered mountain climbing goat known as the serow is one of Japanís national treasures. The scientific name of this animal is Capricornis crispus. Its common name, serow, is the name used for the Sumatra serow by the Lapchas people of the Himalayas.

The Japanese serow can weigh as much as 200 pounds and stands three to four feet high at the shoulder. They are primarily grayish black in color, with long, thick coarse hair. The upper body of the serow is a mottled mixture of white, grey, and black hairs. Its legs are solid black or brown, and the underbelly is white. Like many goats, both male and female serows have small white beards under their chins and ridged, curved horns on top of their heads. These horns can grow up to six inches long.

The serow tends to rest during the day, emerging to feed in the early morning and again towards evening. Serows are herbivores and grazers. They eat a variety of plant foods including grass, shoots, leaves, evergreen needles, and acorns.

The Japanese serow prefers to live at high elevations, generally between 6000 and 10000 feet above sea level. They can only be found in the mountain forests of Honshu, Shikoko, and Kyushu. Japanese serows are somewhat slow, but comfortable and sure-footed on the rocky paths and trails that they frequent. In bad weather, they shelter in small caves or underneath cliff edges.

Serows are generally solitary animals, although they are sometimes found in small family groups of up to seven members. In order to mark their territory, serows use secretions from their preorbital glands (located in front of their eyes). Males are territorial and let out angry alarm calls when interrupted from resting or eating. They use their horns to defend their ranges from other males in pitched battles.

The Japanese serow was declared endangered in Japan in 1934. In the years that followed, the serow population increased under its new protected status. Recently, habitat degradation has begun to threaten the serow, and its numbers are declining once again.

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

15
30
80
50

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 level

 

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

30

1

 

7

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Deciduous floor
40
12
24
36
48
60
72
84
96
108
120
Gray stone
25
8
15
23
30
38
45
53
60
68
75
Grass
15
5
9
14
18
23
27
32
36
41
45
Fresh water
10
3
6
9
12
15
18
21
24
27
30
Brown stone
10
3
6
9
12
15
18
21
24
27
30

Rocks

10
12
24
36
48
60
72
84
96
108
120

Foliage

5
2
3
5
6
8
9
11
12
14
15
Elevation
30
2
5
7
9
11
14
16
18
20
23

Exhibit Size

100
30
60
90
120
150
180
210
240
270
300

 

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ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7431
8
Snowbell Tree
52
$480
10.8
7035
6
Japanese Maple Tree
44
$540
8.1
7430
6
Bonsai
44
$300
14.7

 

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ID

Value

RockName

Size X

Size Y

Rock

Rock Effect

Purchase Cost

Cost Effective

9223
3
Deciduous Forest Rock
6
4
Yes
8
$210
3.8
9206
2
Small Rock
1
1
Yes
8
$55
14.5
9205
2
Medium Rock
1
1
Yes
8
$75
10.7
9200
3
Large Rock
2
2
Yes
3
$150
2.0

 

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Shelter ID

Shelter Name

Shelter Value

Shelter Effect

Purchase Cost

Capacity

Requires Research

8106
Large Lean-to
25
15
$650
6
Yes
8105
Lean-to
20
10
$450
4
8112
Large Wood Shelter
18
8
$325
6
Yes
8109
Large Concrete Shelter
18
8
$225
6
Yes
8111
Wood Shelter
16
6
$225
4
8108
Concrete Shelter
16
6
$175
4
8104
Small Lean-to
15
5
$250
2
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: 10
ReproductionInterval(months): 5 SickChange: -12
HappyReproduceThreshold: 96 DeathChance: 10
Offspring: 1 TimeDeath(months): 47
BabyToAdult(months): 4  

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

none

KeeperFoodType:

Hay

 

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