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AnimalID

Name

5096

Caudipteryx

LocationName:

China

Origin:

Dino Digs expansion

PurchaseCost:

$1,500

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

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Description:

Not all dinosaurs are two-ton scaly beasts. The Caudipteryx is a three-foot-tall dinosaur that may be related both to the peacock and the Tyrannosaurus. With a name that means "tail feather," Caudipteryx may be the genetic link between dinosaurs and modern birds.

Like its larger relations, Caudipteryx is a predator. Although small in size, its great speed allows it to capture prey much larger than itself. Because of the tough exoskeletons possessed by most of its prey, Caudipteryx has to consume gastroliths, or smooth stones, to aid in its digestion. In addition to its speed, the long sharp teeth found in the upper jaw of Caudipteryx's skull permit it to make deep slashing attacks. This theropod has above-average intelligence, which makes it an excellent hunter. Like many of the other small predators, Caudipteryx is a pack hunter, combining speed, intelligence, and very sharp teeth to make its kills.

Unlike many other predators, Caudipteryx is covered in feathers, which can reach up to eight inches in length. The most distinctive of these make up a tail fan which looks much like that of a peacock or turkey. These feathers are symmetrical in shape, unlike those of flighted birds, so they are used only for insulation and decoration. Since close-range study of these fast and elusive animals is difficult, it is not known whether they are warm- or cold-blooded. But insulating feathers on these creatures is a strong argument that they are warm-blooded.

Although flightless, Caudipteryx shares many characteristics with birds. The long legs end in claws which can be used for perching on low branches. These legs also allow Caudipteryx to wade in shallow water, searching for aquatic supplements to its carnivorous diet.

 

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

65

75

65

80

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

7

30

-20

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

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

20

3

 

10

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Rainforest floor

50

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

Fresh water

30

6

12

18

24

30

36

42

48

54

60

Grass

20

4

8

12

16

20

24

28

32

36

40

Rocks

2

2

3

5

6

8

10

11

13

14

16

Foliage

6

1

2

4

5

6

7

8

10

11

12

Elevation

10

1

1

2

2

3

3

4

4

5

5

Exhibit Size

100

20

40

60

80

100

120

140

160

180

200

 

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ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7082

25 

Thouarsus Cycad Tree 

 140

 $560

 25.0

7085

15

Fern Bush

100

$400

25.0

7059

15

Orchid Tree (climbable)

100

$500

20.0

7090

10

Leptocycas Tree

80

$500

16.0

7095

20

Willaimsonia Tree

30

$200

15.0

7015

15

Elephant Ear Tree

25

$185

13.5

 

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ID

Value

RockName

Size X

Size Y

Rock

Rock Effect

Purchase Cost

Cost Effective

9226

15

Rainforest Rock

6

4

Yes

25

$350

7.1

9215

10

Stone Ruins

4

2

Yes

20

$450

4.4

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

9217

16

Jungle Rock Formation

8

2

 

26

$500

5.2

 

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Shelter ID

Shelter Name

Shelter Value

Shelter Effect

Purchase Cost

Capacity

Requires Research

8100

Rock Cave

25

15

$500

4

Yes

8109

Large Concrete Shelter

20

10

$225

6

Yes

8112

Large Wood Shelter 

20

10

$325

6

Yes

8108

Concrete Shelter

18

8

$175

4

 

8111

Wood Shelter

18

8

$225

4

 

8107

Small Concrete Shelter

15

5

$125

2

 

8110

Small Wood Shelter

15

5

$175

2

 

 

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ToyID

ToyName

ToyValue

PurchaseCost

 

none

 

 

 

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ReproductionChance:

High

SickChance:

10

ReproductionInterval(months):

10

SickChange:

-10

HappyReproduceThreshold:

98

DeathChance:

10

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

47

BabyToAdult(months):

3

 

LaysEggs

Yes

TimeToHatch(days)

10

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

none

 

KeeperFoodType:

Insectivore chow

 

Zookeeper

Maintenance worker

Tour Guide

Man

Scientist

 

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