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AnimalID

Name

5087

Ankylosaurus

LocationName:

North America

Origin:

Dino Digs expansion

PurchaseCost:

$2,700

RequiresResearch:

Yes

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

No

 

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Description:

Ankylosaurus, or "fused lizard," looks like a nightmarish cross between a tank and a turtle. This four-ton dinosaur is low to the ground and covered in bony plates and spikes. At the end of Ankylosaurus's powerful tail is a wrecking-ball-like knot of fused vertebrae and dense bony tissue covered by tough skin. The bony plates are fused to Ankylosaurus' skin and make it virtually impervious to claws and teeth. The bludgeon of a tail is also for self-defense. For all its fearsome appearance, though, Ankylosaurus is another peaceful plant muncher.

At only four feet tall, Ankylosaurus is shorter than a small child, but it also grows up to six feet wide across the back and thirty-five feet long. Unlike some of the other plant eaters, such as Iguanodon and Camptosaurus, Ankylosaurus is confined to life as a quadruped and can't stand on its hind legs to reach food. It uses its sharp turtle-like beak to bite off whatever low-growing vegetation it can find, and with its size it has to find a lot!

Ankylosaurus also lacks good teeth for chewing up plant matter before swallowing it. Instead, Ankylosaurus will swallow some rocks to help mash food inside its stomach. Countless small bacteria in Ankylosaurus' gut finish the job of breaking down the plant matter into useable nutrients. This fermentation-tank approach to digestion has one unfortunate byproduct: huge quantities of gas. Just cross your fingers that the predominant winds blow away from your visitors.

Only a starving or foolish carnivorous dinosaur will try and make a meal out of Ankylosaurus. Their only vulnerable spot is their softer underbelly, and the only way to get to that would be to flip them over. Given Ankylosaurus' massive weight and the spikes along their sides, flipping them would be near impossible.

And then, of course, there is the tail. Ankylosaurus' strong and flexible tail may well be the most dangerous natural weapon in your zoo! Swung with force, the large bony knot at the end can smash an ankle or fracture the leg of any predator who gets too close. Even in a zoo fully staffed with dino caretakers, such a traumatic leg injury would mean certain death for a big predator.

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

20

40

65

88

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

7

30

-20

No

 

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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"?

1 level

 

FenceName

Purchase Cost

Height

Strength

Life

Cost Effective

Low Stick Pole Fence

$55

1

225

11

20.0

Stick Pole Fence

$75

2

225

12

16.0

Stick Pole Window 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

Wood Slat Window Fence

$110

2

240

12

10.9

Wooden Slat Fence

$110

2

240

12

10.9

Low Concrete Fence

$125

1

300

12

9.6

Low Iron Bar Fence

$125

1

290

12

9.6

Low Rock Wall Fence

$125

1

280

12

9.6

Low Concrete Chain Fence

$125

1

275

12

9.6

Low Plexiglas Fence

$125

1

270

12

9.6

Rock Wall Fence

$150

2

280

14

9.3

Rock Window 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

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

60

3

 

10

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Savannah grass

80

48

96

144

192

240

288

336

384

432

480

Fresh water

10

6

12

18

24

30

36

42

48

54

60

Sand

5

3

6

9

12

15

18

21

24

27

30

Dirt

5

3

6

9

12

15

18

21

24

27

30

Rocks

1

2

5

7

10

12

14

17

19

22

24

Foliage

5

3

6

9

12

15

18

21

24

27

30

Elevation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Exhibit Size

100

60

120

180

240

300

360

420

480

540

600

 

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ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7030

15

Red Gum Tree

80

$700

11.4

7094

15

Sigillaria Tree

80

$600

13.3

 

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ID

Value

RockName

Size X

Size Y

Rock

Rock Effect

Purchase Cost

Cost Effective

9206

2

Small Rock

1

1

Yes

8

$55

14.5

9205

2

Medium Rock 

1

1

Yes

8

$75

10.7

9200

5

Large Rock

2

2

Yes

5

$150

3.3

 

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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:

20

ReproductionInterval(months):

5

SickChange:

-10

HappyReproduceThreshold:

97

DeathChance:

30

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

24

BabyToAdult(months):

4

 

LaysEggs

Yes

TimeToHatch(days)

12

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

Triceratops

25

KeeperFoodType:

Large grass and leaves

 

Plains Zebra

Thomsons Gazelle

Spotted Hyena

Olive Baboon

Mandrill

Red Kangaroo

Giraffe

Greater Flamingo

Ostrich

Emporer Penguin

California Sea Lion

Giant Anteater

African Warthog

Sable Antelope

Gallimimus

Lambeosaurus

Reindeer

Zookeeper

Maintenance worker

Tour Guide

Man

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?