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AnimalID

Name

5005

Thomsons Gazelle

LocationName:

Africa

Origin:

Original ZT

PurchaseCost:

$500

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

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Description:

The Thomson's gazelle, or "tommy," is a small antelope found in Tanzania, Kenya, and the southern Sudan. This species mainly congregates in the open grassy plains where there is abundant food and enough space to range freely. Large numbers of these animals migrate together following the rains.

The Thomson's gazelle is one of three migratory animals that dominate the East African plains. Gazelles have an affinity for their fellow migratory herd animals-the plains zebra and the wildebeest-as well as for the giraffe. Thomson's gazelles generally gather in loosely affiliated herds that can vary widely in size. During migration, herds can number in the thousands. Because gazelles travel in large herds, they are most comfortable in close proximity to each other. As a result, small herds are able to exist contentedly in smaller exhibits in captivity than one might expect.

The gazelle is an efficient grazing animal that can eat the shorter grasses other animals ignore. Ninety percent of its diet is made up of young, tender grasses and scrub. When grass is unavailable, tommies may also browse on low hanging branches and bushes.

The Thomson's gazelle has a great number of predators and relies exclusively on flight to escape from danger. As a result, it is very good at fleeing: able to leap 10 feet into the air, bound 30 feet at a time, and turn more quickly than a cheetah. The tommy is the second fastest animal in Africa. When it reaches its top speed of 49 to 50 mph, only the cheetah is able to outpace it.

Gazelles rely on visual displays and odors rather than on sound to communicate, and so are quieter than other animals. Angry gazelles can be seen rearing up, bucking, and stamping their feet. As with other highly social animals, one angry gazelle can often upset the rest of the herd. A happy gazelle can often be seen running and jumping around its exhibit, or just lying contentedly in the sun.

These animals reproduce well in captivity.

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

5

15

80

50

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

2

30

-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 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

15

3

 

25

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

3

2

4

5

7

9

11

13

14

16

18

Foliage

5

1

2

2

3

4

5

5

6

7

8

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

3

Tall Grass

24

$300

8.0

 

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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

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:

5

ReproductionInterval(months):

5

SickChange:

-10

HappyReproduceThreshold:

95

DeathChance:

10

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

12

BabyToAdult(months):

2

 

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

Hippopotamus

8

KeeperFoodType:

Hay

Common Wildebeest

8

none

African Buffalo

8

 

Giraffe

3

Gemsbok

0

 

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