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AnimalID

Name

5012

Snow Leopard

LocationName:

Himalayas

Origin:

Original ZT

PurchaseCost:

$2,400

RequiresResearch:

Yes

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

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Description:

Snow leopards are a distinct species within the cat family, rather than a subspecies of leopard. They are found above the tree line and near permanent snow throughout the mountains of Central Asia, with small populations scattered throughout China, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Russia, and Mongolia. Throughout most of their range, snow leopards are found along major ridgelines, bluff edges, gullies, and broken cliffs within arid and semi-arid grass and scrub regions.

It is difficult to estimate how many snow leopards remain in the wild, since they inhabit very rugged terrain and possess excellent camouflage, but the population probably ranges from 3,500 to 7,500 individuals. They are considered endangered.

Snow leopards are medium-sized cats, weighing between 60 to 120 pounds. They have whitish-gray fur with dark spots. A different vocal cord design means that snow leopards are unable to utter the low vibrating "roars" of other big cats. They are well-adapted to their cold, high-altitude habitat, having long coats with dense wooly underfur, an enlarged nasal cavity, large furry paws for walking on snow, and a very long tail that they use both for balance and to wrap around themselves for additional warmth. Snow leopards are most active at dawn and dusk.

Snow leopards are excellent jumpers and have been known to leap distances of 30 feet. They are usually solitary, except for breeding pairs and for females with young. The young are born in dens lined with the mother leopard's fur. Litters usually contain one to five cubs, with two or three being average.

The favorite food of a snow leopard depends upon the particular region it inhabits. Among their prey are ibex, markhor, wild mountain sheep, musk deer, marmots, hares, and game birds. Unfortunately, snow leopards will also prey upon domestic livestock: not only pouncing upon individuals that wander into their range, but also entering corrals and wreaking destruction upon entire herds of sheep and goats. For this reason, natives of these regions regard the snow leopard as a dangerous pest and are likely to destroy the animal when they encounter it.

Other threats to the snow leopard include poaching, both for the fur and for the traditional Asian medicine trade; a decline in prey from hunting and competition with livestock; and loss of habitat.

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

55

165

50

85

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

13

10

-10

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 levels

 

FenceName

Purchase Cost

Height

Strength

Life

Cost Effective

Stick Pole Window Fence

$75

2

225

12

16.0

Stick Pole 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 Window Fence

$150

2

280

14

9.3

Rock Wall 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

1

 

2

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Snow

60

21

42

63

84

105

126

147

168

189

210

Gray stone

30

11

21

32

42

53

63

74

84

95

105

Brown stone

10

4

7

11

14

18

21

25

28

32

35

Rocks

7

10

20

29

39

49

59

69

78

88

98

Foliage

3

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

11

Elevation

50

4

9

13

18

22

26

31

35

39

44

Exhibit Size

100

35

70

105

140

175

210

245

280

315

350

 

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ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7072

7

Himalayan Pine Tree

40

$720

5.6

 

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ID

Value

RockName

Size X

Size Y

Rock

Rock Effect

Purchase Cost

Cost Effective

9224

10

Large Highland Rock

6

4

Yes

13

$225

5.8

9206

2

Small Rock

1

1

Yes

8

$55

14.5

9205

Medium Rock 

Yes 

 $75

 10.7

9219

6

Small Snowy Rock

1

1

Yes

4

$75

5.3

9218

6

Medium Snowy Rock

1

1

Yes

4

$85

4.7

9200

4

Large Rock

2

2

Yes

4

$150

2.7

9220

7

Large Snowy Rock

2

2

Yes

2

$175

1.1

9221

7

Large Snowy Rock

2

2

Yes

2

$185

1.1

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

8102

Snowy Rock Cave

25

15

$600

4

Yes

8112

Large Wood Shelter 

18

8

$325

6

Yes

8109

Large Concrete Shelter

18

8

$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

 

none

 

 

 

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ReproductionChance:

Low

SickChance:

10

ReproductionInterval(months):

11

SickChange:

-12

HappyReproduceThreshold:

90

DeathChance:

20

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

24

BabyToAdult(months):

5

 

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

None

KeeperFoodType:

Meat

 

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Chimpanzee

Plains Zebra

Thomsons Gazelle

Gray Wolf

Olive Baboon

Mandrill

Lowland Gorilla

Red Kangaroo

Common Wildebeest

Ibex

Okapi

Moose

Gemsbok

American Bighorn Sheep

Giraffe

Dromedary Camel

Markhor

Greater Flamingo

Ostrich

Emporer Penguin

California Sea Lion

Giant Anteater

African Warthog

Black Buck

Bongo

Sable Antelope

Man

Elephant Seal
Pacific Walrus
Orangutan

 

General Information

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Who do they like to live with and eat?