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AnimalID

Name

5004

Plains Zebra

LocationName:

Africa

Origin:

Original ZT

PurchaseCost:

$800

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

General Information

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Description:

The plains zebra is one of three migratory animals that dominate the East African savannah. Large numbers of herd animals travel together in an established pattern following the rains. Once the grass in an area is exhausted, they move on. The zebra will often go before their fellow herbivores, trampling and cropping the taller grasses for those following. In zoos, zebras are supplied with mineral salt blocks and are fed alfalfa and grass hay, alfalfa cubes, and mixed pellets.

Because zebras travel in large herds, sometimes containing over 400 individuals, they are most comfortable in close proximity to each other. Due to this preference, zebras in captivity can be comfortable in smaller exhibits since they do not mind moderate crowding with their own kind. They can be found in areas containing tall grasses, interspersed with areas of dirt and sand, and broken by the occasional stands of acacias and the large African baobab tree. Too many trees will make zebras nervous, as they prefer open areas where they can see predators approaching. Zebras require the presence of a dependable water source such as a waterhole, since these animals need to drink fairly often.

Zebras are comfortable with their fellow herd animals, such as the Thomson's gazelle, the wildebeest, and even the giraffe.

Large predators, such as the lion and the hyena, will cause a zebra herd to flee. On rare occasions, a zebra stallion has been known to try and save a young zebra from these fearsome predators.

An angry zebra looks and sounds very similar to a horse. It will buck and rear while making a distinct whistling noise.

Because of their social nature, one angry zebra can quickly upset the rest of the herd. A happy zebra will often run and jump around its exhibit, in addition to lying contentedly in the sun. Zebras reproduce well in captivity.

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

5

15

75

50

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

5

30

-5

No

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?

 

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

 

20

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Savannah grass

95

14

29

43

57

71

86

100

114

128

143

Fresh water

5

1

2

2

3

4

5

5

6

7

8

Rocks

2

1

2

4

5

6

7

8

10

11

12

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

7

Tall Grass

40

$300

13.3

7058

3

Umbrella Thorn Tree

24

$840

2.9

 

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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

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

8112

Large Wood Shelter 

22

7

$325

6

Yes

8105

Lean-to

22

7

$450

4

 

8109

Large Concrete Shelter

22

7

$225

6

Yes

8104

Small Lean-to

20

5

$250

2

 

8111

Wood Shelter

20

5

$225

4

 

8108

Concrete Shelter

20

5

$175

4

 

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:

12

ReproductionInterval(months):

4

SickChange:

-20

HappyReproduceThreshold:

90

DeathChance:

10

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

12

BabyToAdult(months):

3

 

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

Thomsons Gazelle

8

KeeperFoodType:

Hay

Giraffe

8

none

Hippopotamus

8

 

Common Wildebeest

8

 

African Buffalo

8

 

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?