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AnimalID

Name

5025

Common Wildebeest

LocationName:

Africa

Origin:

Original ZT

PurchaseCost:

$1,100

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

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Description:

The common wildebeest is a large, bearded antelope found on the savannah grasslands of central and southern Africa. It is a grazing animal, using its teeth to take large bites of the short green grass it favors. This preference for the shorter grasses allows the wildebeest to eat its fill, even when grazing in close proximity to other species. In captivity, the wildebeest enjoys a steady diet of grasses and other greens.

Because wildebeests travel in large herds, they are most comfortable when in close proximity to each other. In captivity, this allows them to exist in smaller exhibits than one might expect. Wildebeests prefer the open areas of the savannah where they can see any predators approaching. This region contains wide swaths of tall grasses, interspersed with some dirt and sand, and broken by the occasional rock or stand of trees. Heavy tree coverage will make them nervous. Wildebeests also require an available supply of drinking water.

Wildebeests have an affinity for their fellow herd animals, such as the plains zebra, the Thomson's gazelle, and the giraffe.

The wildebeest is the preferred prey of lions, although far more are killed by the spotted hyena. When threatened, the wildebeest will give a short alarm snort that alerts the herd to trouble. Other large predators and non-native animals will cause the wildebeest to become uncomfortable.

An agitated wildebeest will make distinctive alarm calls while shaking its head, stamping its feet, and running around its exhibit. One angry wildebeest can quickly upset the rest of the herd. A happy wildebeest can be found placidly grazing or lying contentedly in the sun.

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

5

15

70

60

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

5

30

-5

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

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

15

3

 

25

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Savannah grass

80

12

24

36

48

60

72

84

96

108

120

Dirt

10

2

3

5

6

8

9

11

12

14

15

Sand

5

1

2

2

3

4

5

5

6

7

8

Fresh water

5

1

2

2

3

4

5

5

6

7

8

Rocks

1

1

1

2

2

3

4

4

5

5

6

Foliage

2

0

1

1

1

2

2

2

2

3

3

Elevation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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

7060

3

Tall Grass

24

$300

8.0

7001

3

Thorn Acacia Tree

24

$600

4.0

 

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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

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

8106

Large Lean-to

26

11

$650

6

Yes

8109

Large Concrete Shelter

22

7

$225

6

Yes

8112

Large Wood Shelter 

22

7

$325

6

Yes

8105

Lean-to

22

7

$450

4

8108

Concrete Shelter

20

5

$175

4

 

8111

Wood Shelter

20

5

$225

4

 

8104

Small Lean-to

20

5

$250

2

 

8107

Small Concrete Shelter

17

2

$125

2

 

8110

Small Wood Shelter

17

2

$175

2

 

 

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ToyID

ToyName

ToyValue

PurchaseCost

 

 none

 

 

 

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ReproductionChance:

High

SickChance:

10

ReproductionInterval(months):

5

SickChange:

-10

HappyReproduceThreshold:

90

DeathChance:

10

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

24

BabyToAdult(months):

4

 

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

Thomsons Gazelle

8

KeeperFoodType:

Meat

Giraffe

8

None

Hippopotamus

8

 

African Buffalo

8

 

 

General Information

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