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AnimalID

Name

5027

Ibex

LocationName:

Eurasia

Origin:

Original ZT

PurchaseCost:

$625

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

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Description:

The alpine ibex is an extraordinarily nimble goat that lives high in the mountains of central Europe. It is found near the snow line in the Alps and in other mountainous regions, at elevations of 6,500 to 11,500 feet. Once hunted almost to extinction, this animal was saved by the Italian royal game preserves. It has now been reintroduced to much of its former range.

The ibex's coloring changes from a brownish gray in the summer to a darker, richer brown over the winter. Both males and females have heavy, gnarled, backward-curving horns, although the horns of the male are much larger. The male is also bearded.

Ibexes frequent a steep, rough, and rocky environment. A swift and able climber, the alpine ibex leaps with ease among the crags and ledges of its habitat. The ibex's keen senses of sight, hearing, and smell make it very alert to potential danger, which it escapes by climbing up into the rocks where few predators can safely venture. When cornered, it will defend itself with its large horns.

Ibexes usually remain in the high, steep cliffs during the daytime, then descend to lower alpine meadows to feed during late afternoon and evening. During the winter, they move down the mountain in search of food. Their diet includes grass, moss, flowers, and the leaves and twigs of trees and small shrubs. A foraging ibex will often stand on its hind legs to reach leaves, twigs, and tender shoots. In the summer, ibexes need to drink every few days, so they prefer locations near permanent sources of water.

During the breeding season, the male ibexes perform fight rituals to win mature females. The strongest males with the longest horns win the right to breed with the available females. In these battles, the male ibexes generally do not injure each other.

In captivity, an angry ibex may trot or run agitatedly around its enclosure, bleating, jerking its head, and possibly bucking.

The alpine ibex lives in herds consisting of adult females and their young. Males are usually solitary, coming together with the females only during the breeding season. In the wild, herd size is generally between 10 to 20 animals. Young ibexes live with their mothers until they reach maturity, at which time the males strike off on their own.

The ibex is preyed upon by wolves, lynxes, bears, jackals, and foxes. The kids are also vulnerable to eagles.

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

25

75

60

75

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

5

20

-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

2

 

10

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Gray stone

70

14

28

42

56

70

84

98

112

126

140

Brown stone

20

4

8

12

16

20

24

28

32

36

40

Grass

5

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Fresh water

5

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Rocks

6

5

10

14

19

24

29

34

38

43

48

Foliage

4

1

2

2

3

4

5

6

6

7

8

Elevation

60

3

6

9

12

15

18

21

24

27

30

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

7072

10

Himalayan Pine Tree

52

$720

7.2

7070

5

Himalayan Birch Tree

32

$500

6.4

 

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ID

Value

RockName

Size X

Size Y

Rock

Rock Effect

Purchase Cost

Cost Effective

9206

3

Small Rock

1

1

Yes

12

$55

21.8

9205

3

Medium Rock 

1

1

Yes

12

$75

16.0

9224

6

Large Highland Rock

6

4

Yes

9

$225

4.0

9200

6

Large Rock

2

2

Yes

6

$150

4.0

9210

6

Highland Rock Formation

8

2

 

9

$600

1.5

 

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Shelter ID

Shelter Name

Shelter Value

Shelter Effect

Purchase Cost

Capacity

Requires Research

8106

Large Lean-to

25

15

$650

6

Yes

8105

Lean-to

20

10

$450

4

 

8109

Large Concrete Shelter

18

8

$225

6

Yes

8112

Large Wood Shelter 

18

8

$325

6

Yes

8108

Concrete Shelter

16

6

$175

4

 

8111

Wood Shelter

16

6

$225

4

 

8104

Small Lean-to

15

5

$250

2

 

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:

-8

HappyReproduceThreshold:

95

DeathChance:

30

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

24

BabyToAdult(months):

2

 

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

Markhor

8

KeeperFoodType:

Hay

 

none

 

General Information

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Who do they like to live with and eat?