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AnimalID

Name

5003

Chimpanzee

LocationName:

Africa

Origin:

Original ZT

PurchaseCost:

$1,500

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

Yes

IsJumper:

Yes

 

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Description:

Chimps are our closest living relatives. In appearance, they somewhat resemble monkeys, but lack tails and facial hair. They have long arms with opposable thumbs and are able to use tools. Chimps are extremely intelligent animals; in captivity they have been taught to communicate using sign language. Observations of these animals in their native habitat show that chimpanzees exhibit culture: different bands of chimps display variations in acquired skills and habits.

The native setting of the chimpanzee is the tropical rainforests of central and western Africa. The large trees and dense vegetation of this region generally allow little light to reach the forest floor, and only the occasional clearing allows grass to flourish. Chimpanzees prefer to spend their time in and among the large rainforest trees. When in danger, they can quickly scamper up the tree trunks, thereby avoiding most predators. They also climb trees in pursuit of food and for nesting at night, and are able to swing by their hands from branch to branch. On the ground, chimpanzees use their feet and knuckles to walk on all fours; they are also able to stand upright, and sometimes walk this way for short distances.

Chimpanzees are omnivores, and their diet varies according to region. In general, chimps eat mostly fruit and other plant material, but they also hunt and eat small animals. In zoos, chimps are fed a wide variety of foods, including apples, oranges, bananas, carrots, sweet potatoes, mangos, papayas, greens, rice, bread, and eggs. In captivity, chimps tend to use the time ordinarily spent foraging for social activities, such as playing, grooming, and other interactions. Scattered rocks found in their rainforest habitat provide many opportunities for fun to the playful chimpanzee.

Chimpanzees are highly social animals that do not like to be isolated from their own kind. In their native forests, they travel in groups usually numbering between six to ten individuals. The males of a group will often engage in noisy dominance displays. Female chimps mate with many males during their fertile periods and bear a single offspring every three to eight years. Young chimpanzees travel by clinging to their mothers' backs.

In captivity, chimpanzees will generally become upset when placed in a exhibit with other species, especially if these happen to be large carnivores. An agitated chimpanzee tends to be extremely vocal, expressing its displeasure by hooting and hollering. One angry chimp can set off the entire group.

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

15

45

70

80

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

5

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

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

15

3

 

15

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Rainforest Floor

85

13

26

38

51

64

77

89

102

115

128

Grass

10

2

3

5

6

8

9

11

12

14

15

Dirt

5

1

2

2

3

4

5

5

6

7

8

Rocks

4

2

5

7

10

12

14

17

19

22

24

Foliage

20

3

6

9

12

15

18

21

24

27

30

Elevation

10

0

1

1

2

2

2

3

3

3

4

Exhibit Size

100

15

30

45

60

75

90

105

120

135

150

 

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ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7059

12

Orchid Tree (climbable)

60

$500

12.0

 

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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

9215

2

Stone Ruins

4

2

Yes

5

$150

1.7

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

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

6103

 Large Monkey Bars

20

$1,500

6101

Small Monkey Bars

15

$800

 

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ReproductionChance:

High

SickChance:

12

ReproductionInterval(months):

5

SickChange:

-10

HappyReproduceThreshold:

95

DeathChance:

10

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

47

BabyToAdult(months):

5

 

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

Lowland Gorilla

8

KeeperFoodType:

Fruits and vegetables

 

None

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?