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AnimalID

Name

5098

Plesiosaurus

LocationName:

Europe

Origin:

Dino Digs expansion

PurchaseCost:

$2,800

RequiresResearch:

Yes

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

No

 

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Description:

Before dinosaurs became as rare as they are today, they shared the earth with other large reptiles like the Plesiosaur, or "near lizard." However, this reptile's size and teeth can attract a zoo visitor as well as the fiercest dinosaur.

Unlike predators like Allosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex, Plesiosaurus is an ocean dweller. This marine reptile is equipped with two powerful pairs of flippers. Plesiosaurus can use its flippers to propel itself through the water in several different ways. By pushing down on one pair and pulling up with the other it can travel longer distances at a steady speed. To put on a sudden burst of speed, it can use both pairs at once, moving them together. This action causes the Plesiosaurus to bob up and down while traveling rapidly though the water, much like a porpoise.

Many land-dwelling dinosaurs consumed gastroliths (otherwise known as smooth rocks) to help digest their food, but Plesiosaurs used them as ballast to help balance themselves in the water. This is important because these animals can grow up to nine feet long and weigh 200 pounds. Because of their great size and aquatic nature, Plesiosaurus travel slowly and awkwardly on land.

Since a pregnant Plesiosaurus is not an animal to be crossed, no one knows exactly how these animals give birth. They may give birth to live young in the water, tail first to prevent suffocation, like many large aquatic animals, or they may come ashore and dig nests on sandy beaches, much like the more common great sea turtles. The Plesiosaurus is built to be a carnivore. Its small head has a pointed snout, filled with long, curved and pointed teeth. Unlike smaller aquatic carnivores, which rely on hiding and waiting for fish to come to them, Plesiosaurus is an active hunter. Plesiosaurus moves quickly through the water in pursuit of teleosts (a type of bony fish), squid, and other small prey.

 

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

60

70

60

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

70

2

 

3

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Salt water

85

60

119

179

238

298

357

417

476

536

595

Tank can be used in place of water requirement

Sand

10

7

14

21

28

35

42

49

56

63

70

Brown stone

5

4

7

11

14

18

21

25

28

32

35

Rocks

5

14

28

42

56

70

84

98

112

126

140

Foliage

3

2

4

6

8

11

13

15

17

19

21

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

7088

10

Horsetail

80

$500

16.0

7083

7

Bald Cypress Tree

17

$170

10.0

 

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ID

Value

RockName

Size X

Size Y

Rock

Rock Effect

Purchase Cost

Cost Effective

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

 

none

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ToyID

ToyName

ToyValue

PurchaseCost

 

none

 

 

 

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ReproductionChance:

Low

SickChance:

10

ReproductionInterval(months):

10

SickChange:

-10

HappyReproduceThreshold:

97

DeathChance:

10

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

36

BabyToAdult(months):

6

 

LaysEggs

Yes

TimeToHatch(days)

15


SalinityChange:

-10

SalinityHealthChange:

-20

PooWaterImpact:

5

MurkyWaterThreshold:

60

MurkyWaterChange:

-5

MurkyWaterHealthChange:

-5

VeryMurkyWaterThreshold:

20

ExtremelyMurkyWaterThreshold

1

VeryMurkyWaterChange:

-10

ExtremelyMurkyWaterChange

-15

VeryMurkyWaterHealthChange:

-10

ExtremelyMurkyWaterHealthChange:

-15

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

none

 

KeeperFoodType:

Fish

 

Emporer Penguin

California Sea Lion

Saltwater Crocodile

Zookeeper

Maintenance worker

Tour Guide

Man

Scientist

Bottlenose Dolphin
Lion's Mane Jelly
Elephant Seal
Harbor Porpoise
Green Moray Eel
Southern Sea Otter
Pacific Octopus
West Indian Manatee
Pacific Walrus
Green Sea Turtle
Swordfish
Bluefin Tuna
Great Barracuda
Orangutan
Marine Specialist

 

General Information

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The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?