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AnimalID

Name

5018

Spotted Hyena

LocationName:

Africa

Origin:

Original ZT

PurchaseCost:

$1,200

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

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Description:

After the lion, the spotted hyena is the second largest carnivore in Africa. Although spotted hyenas will scavenge food whenever possible, even daring to steal kills from other carnivores, they are also efficient pack hunters, able to take down adult wildebeests and zebras.

The native habitat of the spotted hyena is the wide savannah of central and southern Africa. The hyena roams the open savannah, often resting in the shady dirt beneath the various trees. Hyenas in captivity strongly prefer settings resembling their natural habitats.

The hyena is a highly social animal that lives in matriarchal clans of 35 to 80 individuals. Male and female hyenas possess reproductive organs that are similar in appearance, making it difficult to differentiate between the genders in this species.

Hyenas are among the noisiest of African mammals, with 11 different sounds and calls. Angry hyenas will emit a number of vocalizations, including a loud whoop and a high, cackling laugh. A loud hyena is often an angry one.

Hyenas have wonderfully efficient digestive systems, which are capable of digesting the bones, horns, and even teeth of their prey. In captivity, hyenas are supplied with a steady diet of meat and dry foods. Hyenas prefer to drink every night if water is available, but like many savannah animals, they can do without water if necessary. Waterholes provide an additional benefit for the hyena in that they attract other animals upon which the hyena preys.

Hyenas have a contentious relationship with most other animals on the African savannah. Generally, the hyenas are either trying to steal their food or kill them. Lions and hyenas have a particular dislike for one another. Adult male lions will go out of their way to kill hyenas; perhaps because it is not uncommon for a pack of hyenas to chase away lions from a fresh kill.

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

15

45

60

80

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

5

30

-5

No

 

General Information

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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 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

20

3

 

15

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Savannah grass

75

15

30

45

60

75

90

105

120

135

150

Dirt

10

2

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

Sand

10

2

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

Fresh water

5

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Rocks

1

1

2

2

3

4

5

6

6

7

8

Foliage

2

0

1

1

2

2

2

3

3

4

4

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

7058

7

Umbrella Thorn Tree

40

$840

4.8

7000

3

Acacia Caffra Tree

24

$500

4.8

 

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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

8100

Rock Cave

25

25

$500

4

Yes

8109

Large Concrete Shelter

22

22

$225

6

Yes

8112

Large Wood Shelter

22

22

$275

6

Yes

8108

Concrete Shelter

20

20

$175

4

 

8111

Wood Shelter

20

20

$225

4

 

8107

Small Concrete Shelter

17

17

$125

2

 

8110

Small Wood Shelter

17

17

$175

2

 

 

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ToyID

ToyName

ToyValue

PurchaseCost

 

none

 

 

 

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ReproductionChance:

High

SickChance:

10

ReproductionInterval(months):

5

SickChange:

-12

HappyReproduceThreshold:

90

DeathChance:

30

Offspring:

2

TimeDeath(months):

24

BabyToAdult(months):

3

 

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

None

KeeperFoodType:

Meat

 

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General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?