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AnimalID

Name

5007

Bengal Tiger

LocationName:

Southeast Asia

Origin:

Original ZT

PurchaseCost:

$800

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

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Description:

Bengal tigers make their home in the tropical jungles and tall grasslands of Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Bhutan, and Burma.

The male Bengal tiger can grow up to ten feet in length, from its head to the end of its tail, with a shoulder width of up to three feet. Although very large (weighing up to 575 pounds), the Bengal tiger is not the largest tiger; its cousin, the Siberian tiger, is the world's largest cat. When a Bengal tiger roars, you can hear it almost two miles away.

All tigers are considered endangered. Ten years ago, there were eight sub-species of tigers, and now there are only five. The other sub-species of tigers, in addition to the Bengal, are Siberian, South China, Indochinese, and Sumatran. Humans are the tiger's principal enemy. Tigers are hunted for sport, for fur, and for use in traditional Chinese medicine. Tigers may also be attacked by hyenas, leopards, pythons, and even other tigers. It is estimated that there are less than 3,000 Bengal tigers left in the wild.

Bengal tigers are solitary and do not like to share their hunting grounds. Male hunting ranges are about 20 square miles; females require about 17 square miles. The male and female only come together during the mating season, when sharing a kill, or when sharing the same watering hole. In captivity, these animals prefer larger exhibits. Tiger litters range from 1 to 6 cubs, which stay with their mother until their second year. Tigers reproduce well in captivity.

Bengal tigers prey on wild oxen (guar), buffalo, wild boar, deer, and monkeys. Although a Bengal tiger is capable of killing a bull gaur more than twice its size, it prefers to attack younger or older animals that are easier to take down. Bengal tigers are voracious eaters and eat 65 pounds of meat each night, or a yearly equivalent of 30 buffaloes. Zoos generally feed their tigers some type of meat (e.g., chicken, beef, or horse) and bones, often accompanied by a commercial brand of special feline diet.

Bengal tigers prefer areas with dense thickets, long grass, and shrubs near river banks. They will often be found in areas around old ruins, which provide shelter for cubs. The tiger's stiff whiskers enable it to move through thick cover in the dark. If the whiskers fit, the whole body can follow. They have white ear spots, which may help mothers and cubs to keep track of each other when traveling through the dim tropical forests. Tigers will take advantage of human-made trails and roads.

Although not very good at climbing, the Bengal tiger is a good swimmer and can commonly be seen wading in pools to cool off. They are slow runners, but are very skilled at the stealthy stalking of prey, which they hunt mostly at night.

In captivity, tigers tend to be lazy beasts, spending the majority of their time lounging in the sun. Tigers tend to get loud when they are angry.

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

50

150

60

70

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

2

30

-5

Yes

 

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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"?

2 level

 

FenceName

Purchase Cost

Height

Strength

Life

Cost Effective

Stick Pole Fence

$75

2

225

12

16.0

Stick Pole Window Fence

$75

2

225

12

16.0

Chain-link Fence

$70

2

200

10

14.3

Post and Rail Fence

$90

2

250

12

13.3

Wood Slat Window Fence

$110

2

240

12

10.9

Wooden Slat Fence

$110

2

240

12

10.9

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

35

1

 

2

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Rainforest Floor

70

25

49

74

98

123

147

172

196

221

245

Grass

15

5

11

16

21

26

32

37

42

47

53

Fresh water

10

4

7

11

14

18

21

25

28

32

35

Tank can be used in place of water requirement
Dirt
5
2
4
5
7
9
11
12
14
26
18

Rocks

2

3

6

8

11

14

17

20

22

25

28

Foliage

20

7

14

21

28

35

42

49

56

63

70

Elevation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Exhibit Size

100

35

70

105

140

175

210

245

280

315

350

 

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ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7014

7

Mangrove Tree

40

$620

6.5

7051

2

Rainforest Fern

20

$180

11.1

 

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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

4

Large Rock

2

2

Yes

4

$150

2.7

 

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Shelter ID

Shelter Name

Shelter Value

Shelter Effect

Purchase Cost

Capacity

Requires Research

8100

Rock Cave

22

12

$500

4

Yes

8112

Large Wood Shelter 

19

9

$325

6

Yes

8109

Large Concrete Shelter

19

9

$225

6

Yes

8111

Wood Shelter

16

6

$225

4

 

8108

Concrete Shelter

16

6

$175

4

 

8107

Small Concrete Shelter

13

3

$125

2

 

8110

Small Wood Shelter

13

3

$175

2

 

 

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ToyID

ToyName

ToyValue

PurchaseCost

 

None

 

 

 

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ReproductionChance:

High

SickChance:

5

ReproductionInterval(months):

5

SickChange:

-12

HappyReproduceThreshold:

95

DeathChance:

10

Offspring:

2

TimeDeath(months):

47

BabyToAdult(months):

4

 


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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8

KeeperFoodType:

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