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AnimalID

Name

5331

Giant Tortoise (Meiolania)

LocationName:

Australia

Origin:

Dino Digs expansion

PurchaseCost:

$2,500

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

No

 

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Description:

Meiolania are the largest land turtles ever to walk the face of the earth. Becoming extinct only recently in comparison to the dinosaurs, Meiolania trod the earth during the Pleistocene Epoch and disappeared around the same time humans arrived. Although the Pleistocene is widely known as the Ice Age, Meiolania's home ranges of Australia and South America were not as quickly and dramatically altered as lands in the Northern Hemisphere. This probably allowed Meiolania to flourish as a species for longer than many of its early contemporaries.

With a head two feet across in width and an overall length of over eight feet, Meiolania is very impressive based on its size alone. There is more to Meiolania than just size, however: two large bony horns jut out from its head, and its tail is covered with spikes. The spikes are something of a tradeoff--while they might discourage some predators, they also prevent Meiolania from drawing its head in under the protection of its massive shell as modern turtles do.

As might be expected, Meiolania spends the many decades of its life at a slow and easy pace. Occasionally seen munching on low growing plants, Meiolania can survive for long stretches without food or water if necessary. Plenty of warm sunlight to bask in is essential for Meiolania, but they don't particularly care if they have company to share it with or not. After witnessing some of the more spectacular exhibits, your visitors will find Meiolania both impressive and relaxing to observe.

 

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

75

95

65

80

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

7

35

-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

50

1

 

3

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Fresh water

60

30

60

90

120

150

180

210

240

270

300

Snow

30

15

30

45

60

75

90

105

120

135

150

Gray stone

10

5

10

15

20

25

30

35

40

45

50

Rocks

3

6

12

18

24

30

36

42

48

54

60

Foliage

3

2

3

5

6

8

9

11

12

14

15

Elevation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Exhibit Size

100

50

100

150

200

250

300

350

400

450

500

 

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ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7097

 20

Arctic Grass 

 120

 $400

 30.0

7098

15

Arctic Bush

100

$600

16.7

7096

15

Arctic Birch Tree

25

$200

12.5

 

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ID

Value

RockName

Size X

Size Y

Rock

Rock Effect

Purchase Cost

Cost Effective

9219

5

Small Snowy Rock

1

1

Yes

60

$75

80.0

9218

5

Medium Snowy Rock

1

1

Yes

60

$85

70.6

9220

10

Large Snowy Rock

2

2

Yes

20

$175

11.4

9221

10

Large Snowy Rock

2

2

Yes

20

$185

10.8

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

9211

20

Snowy Rock Formation

8

2

 

30

$700

4.3

 

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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):

11

SickChange:

10

HappyReproduceThreshold:

98

DeathChance:

30

Offspring:

2

TimeDeath(months):

24

BabyToAdult(months):

7

 

LaysEggs

Yes

TimeToHatch(days)

12

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

Wooly Mammoth

20

KeeperFoodType:

Large grass and leaves

Wooly Rhino

20

Zookeeper

 

Maintenance worker

Tour Guide

Man

Scientist

 

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