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AnimalID

Name

5099

Stegosaurus

LocationName:

North America

Origin:

Dino Digs expansion

PurchaseCost:

$4,000

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

No

 

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Description:

Stegosaurus, or "roof lizard," is the largest member of the Stegosaurid family. This 30-foot-long dinosaur carries his head low when on all fours (no more than three feet above the ground). Four massive legs support the three-ton mass. The back legs are much larger than the front and end in three broad, short toes. The front legs have five longer, weight-bearing toes.

Stegosaurus is well prepared to defend itself from carnivores. Its back and neck are lined with pairs of enormous armored plates, and its tail is studded with heavy spikes. These tail spikes are called thagomizers. Only the flanks are vulnerable to attack. Stegosaurus can use its spiked tail to ward off predators, but it cannot swing its tail far from its body. Stegosaurus can also fight off its enemies by backing into them. Like a porcupine, a Stegosaurus can do great damage without making an active attack.

Stegosaurus's back plates can grow as large as 30 inches. Stegosaurus can use its plates to regulate its body temperature, heating and cooling its massive bulk as needed. Stegosaurus could keep warm or release heat to cool off by changing the amount of blood flowing through these plates. Stegosaurus can also control their skin color in this fashion. Scientists call this color change "blushing." Stegosaurus may use blushing as a mean of communication. For example, a Stegosaurus might blush to indicate that it is ready for a fight.

In the warm and moist climates of Stegosaurus' Colorado and Wyoming homes, they walk on all fours to eat cycadeoids (palm-like trees), conifer trees, ferns and horsetails. Unlike other herbivorous dinosaurs, which consume all plant life in their path, Stegosaurus uses its narrow snout to eat selectively, choosing the fruits of seed ferns and other choice tidbits. Since they have no teeth in their beaks and only weak cheek teeth, they swallow their food whole, relying on gastroliths (smooth rocks) swallowed to aid digestion.

 

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

45

60

60

85

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

7

30

-20

No

 

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"?

1 level

 

FenceName

Purchase Cost

Height

Strength

Life

Cost Effective

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

60

3

 

10

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Coniferous floor

70

42

84

126

168

210

252

294

336

378

420

Grass

10

6

12

18

24

30

36

42

48

54

60

Dirt

10

6

12

18

24

30

36

42

48

54

60

Fresh water

10

6

12

18

24

30

36

42

48

54

60

Rocks

1

2

5

7

10

12

14

17

19

22

24

Foliage

5

3

6

9

12

15

18

21

24

27

30

Elevation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Exhibit Size

100

60

120

180

240

300

360

420

480

540

600

 

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ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7089

 20

Lepidodendron Tree 

 120

 $840

 14.3

7080

15

Club Moss Shrub

100

$760

13.2

7081

15

Walchian Conifer Tree

100

$800

12.5

 

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ID

Value

RockName

Size X

Size Y

Rock

Rock Effect

Purchase Cost

Cost Effective

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):

5

SickChange:

-10

HappyReproduceThreshold:

95

DeathChance:

30

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

36

BabyToAdult(months):

4

 

LaysEggs

Yes

TimeToHatch(days)

15

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

Kentrosaurus

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

 

General Information

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The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?