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AnimalID

Name

5097

Kentrosaurus

LocationName:

Africa

Origin:

Dino Digs expansion

PurchaseCost:

$3,700

RequiresResearch:

Yes

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

No

 

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Description:

In 1915, paleontologist Edwin Hennig discovered a smaller cousin of the Stegosaurus in Tanzania. He named the new dinosaur Kentrosaurus, or "pointed lizard." It is aptly named. This dinosaur has six pairs of upward-pointing bony plates arranged along its neck and back, three pairs of flat spines lower on its back, and five pairs of sharp spikes on its tail.

The purpose of the spikes and plates is still not fully understood. Certainly, they are used for defense. A swing of that spiky tail can convince the most determined predator that easier prey might be found elsewhere. Besides, it is difficult to take a bite out of a meal with so many bony plates.

Some scientists think that the Kentrosaurus (and other members of the Stegosaurid family) also use their plates for heat control. By altering the orientation of its plates in relation to the sun, the Kentrosaurus can either collect heat to warm itself on a cold day, or release heat back into the air on a hot day. For a one-ton dinosaur like the Kentrosaurus, being able to cool off on a hot day is very important.

Kentrosaurus can grow up to 16 feet in length and weight up to a ton. But its diet (like that of most other herbivorous dinosaurs) tends to consist of low-calorie foods like ferns and cycads. Therefore, the Kentrosaurus must consume a vast amount of food each day to maintain its bulk. It comes as no surprise that the most developed part of its walnut-sized brain is the olfactory bulb. This gives the Kentrosaurus a keen sense of smell and helps it in its search for food.

Since these dinosaurs prefer to live in warm climates, typically low-lying river valleys, they eat mainly ferns and other shrubs which grow close to the ground. In a pinch, Kentrosaurus can rear up on its hind legs, using its tail for stability, to reach a tasty morsel that grows farther above the ground.

 

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

35

55

65

85

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

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

70

3

 

10

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Coniferous floor

70

49

98

147

196

245

294

343

392

441

490

Fresh water

15

11

21

32

42

53

63

74

84

95

105

Grass

10

7

14

21

28

35

42

49

56

63

70

Dirt

5

4

7

11

14

18

21

25

28

32

35

Rocks

2

6

11

17

22

28

34

39

45

50

56

Foliage

6

4

8

13

17

21

25

29

34

38

42

Elevation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Exhibit Size

100

70

140

210

280

350

420

490

560

630

700

 

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ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7080

20

Club Moss Shrub 

 120

 $760

 15.8

7081

15

Walchian Conifer Tree

100

$800

12.5

7089

15

Lepidodendron Tree

100

$840

11.9

 

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ID

Value

RockName

Size X

Size Y

Rock

Rock Effect

Purchase Cost

Cost Effective

9225

8

Coniferous Forest Rock

6

4

Yes

18

$310

5.8

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:

15

ReproductionInterval(months):

10

SickChange:

-10

HappyReproduceThreshold:

96

DeathChance:

10

Offspring:

2

TimeDeath(months):

24

BabyToAdult(months):

6

 

LaysEggs

Yes

TimeToHatch(days)

13

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

Stegosaurus

30

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

Caudipteryx

Reindeer

Zookeeper

Maintenance worker

Tour Guide

Man

Scientist

 

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Who do they like to live with and eat?