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AnimalID

Name

5424

Mermaid

LocationName:

Many Oceans Worldwide

Origin:

Marine Mania expansion

PurchaseCost:

$2,500

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

No

 

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Description:

Since the Middle Ages, sailors, fishermen, and others who make their livings on the sea have reported sighting a strange creature, half-human, half-fish. Over the years and across the globe they have been called many things: merrows in Ireland, sea-trows in the Shetlands, havfine in Norway, Meerfrau in Germany, Rusalka in Russia, and river-Witches in Africa. Despite these numerous sightings, most attempts to capture or even approach these creatures over the years have failed.

Mermaids tend to prefer shallow water, and many sighting of them have occurred while they sun themselves on offshore rocks or even beaches. Some have tried to capture them, but found that they do not thrive in captivity. In fact, many captive mermaids refuse to eat until freed.

Over the past century, zoos and circuses have claimed to have mermaids on display (some living, some dead), but until now, these have all been dismissed as hoaxes. One such exhibit consisted of the stuffed head of an orangutan, the torso of a chimpanzee, and the tail of a large salmon all stitched together.

According to many theories, Mermaids are the offspring of humans and fish. There are mermaids in many stories--one of the most notable is the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale about a Mermaid who wishes for legs. Although some mermaid sightings may have been sailorís imagination or sightings of manatees or other sea creatures, here in your zoo you have the chance to exhibit real merfolk. Throughout history, no one has ever kept a mermaid or merman captive against its will....How will your zoo do?

 

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

120
120
80
70

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

10
20
-5
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 tank wall is suitable for this animal?     Remember that all tanks need a tank filter!

How big should the exhibit be and what Depth should the tank be?

What foliage should be used?

What rocks should be used?

What shelter does the animal need?

What toy does the animal like?

Does this animal perform in a show?

No

 

TankWallName

Purchase Cost

See Through

Height

Strength

Life

Cost Effective

Concrete Edge and Glass

$125

Yes

3

500

13

10.4

Atlantean Tank Wall

$125

Yes

3

500

13

10.4

Solid Concrete

$125

No

3

500

13

10.4

Black Bar and Glass

$130

Yes

3

500

13

10.0

 

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Animal Density

Min

Number of Animals/Exhibit

Max

20

4

 

16

TankDepth
4
 
28

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Saltwater
100
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
200

Rocks

8
6
13
19
26
32
38
45
51
58
64

Foliage

24
5
10
14
19
24
29
34
38
43
48

Exhibit Size

100
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
200

 

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ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7413
8
Sand Dollar
8
$110
7.3
7409
6
Kelp
6
$125
4.8
7401
6
Barnacles
6
$75
8.0
7410
6
Sea Lettuce
6
$110
5.5
7421
6
Purple Sea Urchin
6
$110
5.5
7404
6
Clam Bed
6
$125
4.8
7415
6
Sea Star
6
$125
4.8
7416
6
Seaweed
6
$100
6.0
7408
3
Fire Coral
3
$150
2.0
7407
3
Feather Duster Worm
3
$120
2.5
7412
3
Sargassum
3
$150
2.0
7406
3
Divercate Tree Coral
3
$125
2.4
7411
3
Red Gorgonian
3
$125
2.4
7405
3
Orange Cup Coral
3
$155
1.9
7400
3
Sea Anemone
3
$110
2.7
7414
3
Sea Cucumber
3
$125
2.4
7403
3
Brittle Sea Star
3
$125
2.4
7420
3
Tube Worm
3
$125
2.4
7419
3
Stove Pipe Sponge
3
$150
2.0
7418
3
Sea Sponge
3
$100
3.0
7417
3
Sea Grass
3
$100
3.0

 

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ID

Value

RockName

Size X

Size Y

Rock

Rock Effect

Purchase Cost

Cost Effective

9235
6
Small Ocean Floor Rock
1
1
Yes
24
$100
24.0
9240
6
Iceberg
8
8
Yes
6
$200
3.0
9241
6
Isle Rock
8
8
Yes
6
$150
4.0
9239
6
Large Coral Formation
4
6
Yes
6
$175
3.4
9237
6
Large Ocean Floor Rock
4
4
Yes
6
$165
3.6
9238
6
Medium Ocean Floor Rock
2
2
Yes
6
$150
4.0
9236
6
Medium Coral Formation
4
4
Yes
6
$150
4.0
9236
6
Medium Coral Formation
4
4
Yes
6
$150
4.0

 

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Shelter ID

Shelter Name

Shelter Value

Shelter Effect

Purchase Cost

Capacity

Requires Research
8136
Sunken Ship
12
2
$800
4
No

 

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ToyID

ToyName

ToyValue

PurchaseCost

6466
Fake Clam
100
$185
6468
Treasure Chest
100
$185
6470
Deep Sea Diver
100
$200

 

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ReproductionChance:

High

SickChance:

5

ReproductionInterval(months):

9

SickChange:

-12

HappyReproduceThreshold:

98

DeathChance:

10

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

36

BabyToAdult(months):

4

 

 

SkipTrickHappiness:

50

SkipTrickChance:

10

 

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

Beluga
10

KeeperFoodType:

Fish

Bluefin Tuna
10

 

 

 

 

 

Bottlenose Dolphin
10
California Sea Lion
10
Deinosuchus
10
Elephant Seal
10
Great Barracuda
10
Giant Squid
10
Green Moray Eel
10
Green Sea Turtle
10
Harbor Porpoise
10
Humpback Whale
10
Lion's Mane Jelly
10
Manta Ray
10
Narwhal
10
Orca
10
Pacific Octopus
10
Pacific Walrus
10
Saltwater Crocodile
10
Southern Sea Otter
10
Sperm Whale
10
Swordfish
10
West Indian Manatee
10

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?