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AnimalID

Name

5029

Moose

LocationName:

North America

Origin:

Original ZT

PurchaseCost:

$700

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

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Description:

The majestic moose is the largest member of the deer family, measuring up to 7.5 feet in height. They can be found throughout the northern forests of North America, Europe, and Russia. Male moose (bulls) are much larger than female moose (cows); a large bull can weigh up to twice as much as a typical cow. During most of the year, the bull is distinguished by a magnificent set of antlers, having an average spread of 4 to 5 feet and as many as 30 tines. The shape of these antlers is unique to the individual. Mature males shed their antlers once a year in the winter and replace them with larger ones. Other characteristics of the moose include large muscular shoulders, a "bell" or dewlap of skin under the chin, a drooping nose, long legs, and a small tail.

Moose are a very hardy and adaptable species, wintering successfully in some of the coldest regions of the world. There is some confusion surrounding this animal's name: whereas a moose is always a moose, a moose is called an elk in Europe, and an elk in America is a different species known in Europe as a red deer, or wapiti.

In the wild, moose occupy a wide variety of different habitats, ranging from densely forested areas, to swampy areas around bogs and streams, to open forest-tundra regions. A typical moose habitat might be a forested area that contains a water source and abundant plant life. Moose enjoy munching on a wide variety of foliage, with a particular fondness for willow. An adult moose consumes an average of 44 pounds of plants a day, but will eat more in spring and autumn. In the autumn, they can consume as much as 130 pounds a day.

Moose have poor vision, which is compensated for by acute hearing and smell. They are swift runners, reaching speeds of up to 35 miles an hour. They are also excellent swimmers and can dive a considerable depth, having valvular nostrils, which seal upon submergence.

Moose are solitary animals, except during the rutting season. The strongest social bond is between mother and young. They do not like crowding. They will generally avoid humans, but can be unpredictable and dangerous under certain conditions. For instance, cows with calves and rutting bulls have been known to charge people, cars, horses, and even locomotives.

During the fall rut, bulls compete for mates by bringing their antlers together and shoving. Generally quiet creatures, both sexes give out a cow-like moo during this season. Moose reproduce well and can quickly fill their habitat to capacity if they are not limited by predation and hard winters. When food supplies are abundant, cows will frequently give birth to twins or even triplets. In the spring, last year's offspring will be driven off by the cow as she prepares to give birth again.

A healthy adult moose has little to fear from most animals. The two main predators of moose are bears and wolves. Many more moose fall to humans, as these animals are a favorite target for big game hunters. The primary limiting factor of moose populations is habitat. A harsh winter will greatly increase moose mortality. Another serious threat to the moose comes from a surprising source-the white-tailed deer. These deer carry an illness known as "moose disease," which can be fatal to moose. Other causes of moose mortality include competition for forage with other animals and collisions with vehicles.

 

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

25

75

60

75

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

5

20

-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

20

1

 

3

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Deciduous floor

50

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

Coniferous floor

20

4

8

12

16

20

24

28

32

36

40

Grass

20

4

8

12

16

20

24

28

32

36

40

Fresh water

10

2

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

Rocks

2

2

3

5

6

8

10

11

13

14

16

Foliage

14

3

6

8

11

14

17

20

22

25

28

Elevation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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

7066

10

Weeping Willow Tree

52

$520

10.0

7067

7

White Oak Tree

10

$150

6.7

 

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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

3

Large Rock

2

2

Yes

3

$150

2.0

 

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Shelter ID

Shelter Name

Shelter Value

Shelter Effect

Purchase Cost

Capacity

Requires Research

8115

Large Stable

25

15

$700

5

Yes

8114

Stable

20

10

$500

3

 

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

 

8113

Small Stable

15

5

$300

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:

10

ReproductionInterval(months):

5

SickChange:

-10

HappyReproduceThreshold:

90

DeathChance:

30

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

36

BabyToAdult(months):

3

 

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

American Bison

8

KeeperFoodType:

Hay

American Bighorn Sheep

0

none

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

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Who do they like to live with and eat?