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AnimalID

Name

5328

Plateosaurus

LocationName:

Europe

Origin:

Official bonus for Dino Digs expansion

PurchaseCost:

$2,600

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

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Description:

Before Plateosaurus, or "flat lizard," appeared on our planet 220 million years ago, herbivorous dinosaurs were ground-hugging creatures limited to eating low-growing plants. Plateosaurus changed all that.

With a long neck, long tail and powerful hind legs to balance a stout body, Plateosaurus can rear up to reach abundant foliage high off the ground. Evolving in this manner effectively multiplied Plateosaurus' food supply, and helped allow its later relatives to grow to tremendous sizes. At a length of 27 feet, Plateosaurus always walks on four legs, but when standing on its hind legs to feed can reach heights of over 14 feet.

Plateosaurus originally lived in great numbers across what is now Europe. At the time much of this area was a near-desert environment, and Plateosaurus herds migrated great distances to avoid seasonal droughts. Unintelligent even for a dinosaur--which is saying a lot--Plateosaurus has little defense from the larger, more powerful meat-eaters. Their small sharp leaf-shaped teeth and curved claws are great for ripping foliage off plants or scratching out low-lying vegetation, but are of little use in a fight. If a hungry predator should come around, a Plateosaurus' only real defense is safety in numbers and the hope that it can run a bit faster than the next herdmate over

 

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

60

75

75

85

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

7

35

-20

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 levels

 

FenceName

Purchase Cost

Height

Strength

Life

Cost Effective

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

100

1

 

3

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Deciduous floor

85

85

170

255

340

425

510

595

680

765

850

Fresh water

10

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

Grass

5

5

10

15

20

25

30

35

40

45

50

Rocks

2

8

16

24

32

40

48

56

64

72

80

Foliage

6

6

12

18

24

30

36

42

48

54

60

Elevation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Exhibit Size

100

100

200

300

400

500

600

700

800

900

1000

 

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ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7091

 15

Magnolia Tree 

100

 $740

 13.5

7086

12

Gingko Tree

88

$500

17.6

7084

20

Glossopteris Tree

30

$185

16.2

 

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ID

Value

RockName

Size X

Size Y

Rock

Rock Effect

Purchase Cost

Cost Effective

9223

15

Deciduous Forest Rock

6

4

Yes

25

$210

11.9

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

 

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Shelter ID

Shelter Name

Shelter Value

Shelter Effect

Purchase Cost

Capacity

Requires Research

8128

Dinosaur Cave

15

5

$1,800

4

 

8129

Dinosaur Burrow

12

2

$1,200

2

 

 

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ToyID

ToyName

ToyValue

PurchaseCost

 

none

 

 

 

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ReproductionChance:

Low

SickChance:

20

ReproductionInterval(months):

9

SickChange:

-10

HappyReproduceThreshold:

97

DeathChance:

10

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

24

BabyToAdult(months):

6

 

LaysEggs

Yes

TimeToHatch(days)

13

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

Styracosaurus

25

KeeperFoodType:

Large grass and leaves

Iguanodon

25

Zookeeper

 

Maintenance worker

Tour Guide

Man

Scientist

 

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Who do they like to live with and eat?