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AnimalID

Name

5507

Malaysian Tapir

LocationName:

Southeast Asia

Origin:

Zoo Tycoon Complete

PurchaseCost:

$850

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

No

 

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Description:

The Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus) is native to Burma, Thailand, the Indochinese peninsula, and Sumatra. This ungulate (hooved) mammal is also known as the somset and the mu-nam (water pig). Water pig is an appropriate name for this very large but harmless animal. Tapirs have the body shape of a huge pig, with a stumpy tail and a snout that resembles that of an anteater. The largest females have been known to weigh as much as 800 pounds and some have grown to be 4 feet tall and 8 feet long.

The Malayan tapir has small eyes and a poor sense of sight. To make up for this, the tapir relies on its excellent hearing. Tapirs can also use their flexible snouts to smell and touch the objects that they encounter. This ability is especially important to the tapir as it browses the forest floor for food. Malayan tapirs are herbivores, able to feed on almost any low lying leaves and branches, as well as downed fruit. Tapirs especially enjoy the leaves and branches of the mulberry tree and bananas.

Malayan tapirs are wonderful swimmers and divers, and always select ranges that contain bodies of water. They will often submerge themselves entirely, and remain that way for hours, walking around the bottom of ponds or slow moving rivers.
Malayan tapirs are territorial, and generally prefer to lead a solitary existence. Males mark their territory with urine to warn off competitors. Tapirs are mainly nocturnal, hiding from predators during the day and searching for food at night. Tapirs live in pairs during the breeding season. Females give birth to brown-and-white striped young. The stripes provide camouflage, but they fade as the tapir reaches adulthood. Tapirs are calm and friendly, and can be easily domesticated. They have been known to live up to 30 years in captivity.

Some native hunters think the tapir has mystical protective powers, which provides them some protection from humans. But as the thick forests in which they prefer to live shrink, the species has grown more and more endangered. As their habitat gets smaller, the Malayan tapirs have been forced to share their territory with the tigers, leopards, and wild dogs that are their natural enemies, further hastening the decline of the species.

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

25
35
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

Low Chain-link Fence
$45
1
200
10
22.2
Low Stick Pole Fence
$55
1
225
11
20.0
Stick Pole Window Fence
$75
2
225
12
16.0
Stick Pole 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
Wooden Slat Fence
$110
2
240
12
10.9
Wood Slat Window Fence
$110
2
240
12
10.9
Atlantean Tank Wall
$125
3
500
13
10.4
Solid Concrete
$125
3
500
13
10.4
Concrete Edge and Glass
$125
3
500
13
10.4
Black Bar and Glass
$130
3
500
13
10.0
Low Iron Bar Fence
$125
1
290
12
9.6
Low Concrete Chain Fence
$125
1
275
12
9.6
Low Concrete Fence
$125
1
300
12
9.6
Low Plexiglas Fence
$125
1
270
12
9.6
Low Rock Wall Fence
$125
1
280
12
9.6
Rock Window Fence
$150
2
280
14
9.3
Rock Wall 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
Angled Railing and Glass
$175
3
500
13
7.4
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

1

 

4

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
Fresh water
10
3
5
8
10
13
15
18
20
23
25
Tank can be used in place of water requirement
Grass
10
3
5
8
10
13
15
18
20
23
25
Dirt
10
3
5
8
10
13
15
18
20
23
25

Rocks

6
6
12
18
24
30
36
42
48
54
60

Foliage

15
4
8
11
15
19
23
26
30
34
38
Elevation
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

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
7433
12
Giant Ficus Tree
15
$115
13.0
7434
8
Durian Tree (climbable)
11
$125
8.8

 

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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
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
16
6
$325
6
Yes
8108
Concrete Shelter
16
6
$175
4
 
8111
Wood Shelter
15
5
$225
4
 
8110
Small Wood Shelter
14
4
$175
2
 
8106
Large Lean-to
14
4
$650
6
Yes
8107
Small Concrete Shelter
13
3
$125
2
 
8105
Lean-to
13
3
$450
4
 
8104
Small Lean-to
12
2
$250
2
 

 

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ToyID

ToyName

ToyValue

PurchaseCost

6471
Tank Filter
100
$200

 

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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

 

 

SalinityChange:

-10

SalinityHealthChange:

-20

PooWaterImpact:

5

MurkyWaterThreshold:

60

MurkyWaterChange:

-5

MurkyWaterHealthChange:

-5

VeryMurkyWaterThreshold:

20

ExtremelyMurkyWaterThreshold

1

VeryMurkyWaterChange:

-10

ExtremelyMurkyWaterChange

-15

VeryMurkyWaterHealthChange:

-10

ExtremelyMurkyWaterHealthChange:

-15

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

none

 

KeeperFoodType:

Fruits and vegetables

 

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