Make your own free website on Tripod.com

AnimalID

Name

5501

Megatherium (Giant Ground Sloth)

LocationName:

South America

Origin:

Official add-on for Dino Digs

PurchaseCost:

$2,000

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

No

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?

 

Description:

Megatherium is a giant ground sloth that originally lived during the Ice Age. Giant is not an understatement - this sloth often weighs 3 - 4 tons as a mature adult.

At eighteen to twenty feet long, this shaggy creature stands the same size as a modern elephant. During the Ice Age, long, thick fur was important for warmth, even in South America and southern North America where the Megatherium lived. Megatheriumís large head is similar to that of a bear, although the jaw and peg-shaped teeth are designed for the herbivorous diet of all sloths.

Megatherium can stand on its back legs, supported by its short and blunt tail, much like the large, herbivorous dinosaurs that preceded it. In this position, they can also use the three curving claws found on its front paws to hook tree branches. This permits Megatherium to eat vegetation high in the trees that other animals cannot reach. In addition to leaves and branches, Megatherium eats shoots, roots, and fruits, sometimes digging for these foods.

This slow moving animal was easy prey for many of the Ice Age predators, especially the saber-toothed cats. Early man hunted these animals for food and for the warmth of their fur. Scientists speculate that this may have caused the extinction of the species about 11,000 years ago.

 

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

60
120
70
85

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

10
25
-5
Yes

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?

 

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

Low Chain-link Fence
$45
1
200
10
22.2
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
Wooden Slat Fence
$110
2
240
12
10.9
Wood Slat Window Fence
$110
2
240
12
10.9
Low Rock Wall Fence
$125
1
280
12
9.6
Low Plexiglas Fence
$125
1
270
12
9.6
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
Rock Window Fence
$150
2
280
14
9.3
Concrete Chain Fence
$150
2
275
14
9.3
Rock Wall 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

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?

 

Animal Density

Min

Number of Animals/Exhibit

Max

50

2

 

4

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Grass
50
25
50
75
100
125
150
175
200
225
250
Snow
30
15
30
45
60
75
90
105
120
135
150
Brown stone
15
8
15
23
30
38
45
53
60
68
75
Fresh water
5
3
5
8
10
13
15
18
20
23
25

Rocks

2
4
8
12
16
20
24
28
32
36
40

Foliage

6
3
6
9
12
15
18
21
24
27
30
Elevation
10
1
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
13

Exhibit Size

100
50
100
150
200
250
300
350
400
450
500

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?

 

ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7098
6
Arctic Bush
44
$600
7.3
7097
6
Arctic Grass
44
$400
11.0
7074
6
Broadleaf Bush
44
$260
16.9
7092
8
Monkey Puzzle Tree
13
$180
7.2
7096
8
Arctic Birch Tree
13
$200
6.5

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?

 

ID

Value

RockName

Size X

Size Y

Rock

Rock Effect

Purchase Cost

Cost Effective

9219
5
Small Snowy Rock
1
1
Yes
40
$75
53.3
9218
5
Medium Snowy Rock
1
1
Yes
40
$85
47.1
9206
3
Small Rock
1
1
Yes
12
$55
21.8
9205
3
Medium Rock
1
1
Yes
12
$75
16.0
9221
6
Large Snowy Rock
2
2
Yes
11
$185
5.9
9220
6
Large Snowy Rock
2
2
Yes
11
$175
6.3
9200
5
Large Rock
2
2
Yes
5
$150
3.3
9211
8
Snowy Rock Formation
8
2
13
$700
1.9

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?

 

Shelter ID

Shelter Name

Shelter Value

Shelter Effect

Purchase Cost

Capacity

Requires Research
8130
Ice Age Cave
22
7
$1,500
4
8128
Dinosaur Cave
20
5
$1,800
4

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?

 

ToyID

ToyName

ToyValue

PurchaseCost

 

none

 

 

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?

 

ReproductionChance:

Low

SickChance:

2

ReproductionInterval(months):

9

SickChange:

-10

HappyReproduceThreshold:

97

DeathChance:

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

36

BabyToAdult(months):

6

 

LaysEggs

No

TimeToHatch(days)

0

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?

 

Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

Wooly Rhino 15

KeeperFoodType:

Large grass and leaves

Wooly Mammoth 10 Zookeeper
Arctic Wolf 5 Maintenance Worker
  Tour Guide
Scientist
Marine Specialist

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?