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AnimalID

Name

5049

Unicorn

LocationName:

Europe

Origin:

Original ZT Easter Egg (rename an exhibit Xanadu)

PurchaseCost:

$6,000

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

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Description:

The unicorn's name comes from two Latin words, and means "one horn." Unicorns today are extremely rare in the wild. Historically, unicorns have been found throughout the world, with sub-species existing in China, Tibet, Japan, India, Europe and the Middle East.

The unicorn has a wide range of appearances, depending on the subspecies. For example, the Chinese unicorn is shaped like a large stag, having a mane, cloven hooves, and multi-colored skin. This variant has a musical, bell-like call. The Indian unicorn is large and white, resembling a wild ass, with a red head and dark blue eyes. Julius Caesar described the European unicorn as resembling a deer, while later accounts from the Middle Ages depicted the unicorn as more of a goat-like creature, with a tail similar to that of a lion. The unicorns most familiar to modern eyes are descendants of the European unicorn, and are larger, with white horse-like bodies. All subspecies of unicorn have a single horn, generally long and spiraled, protruding from the forehead. While the color of this horn varies depending on the subspecies, white or black horns are the most common.

The unicorn's horn is both the source of its mystique and the reason this animal is so scarce today. Even more than the horn of the rhinoceros, the unicorn's horn is valued by collectors for its alleged mystical powers and healing properties. Due to the long-standing belief that it can detect and neutralize poison, drinking vessels made from the unicorn's horn were greatly prized during the Middle Ages. The horn also came to symbolize medicine, as it was attributed with the power to cure a number of ailments, including stomach problems, scurvy, dropsy, epilepsy and even depression.

The unicorn is a solitary animal, rarely associating even with others of its own kind. Its scarcity, reclusive nature and swift speed make it an extremely difficult creature to observe, let alone kill or capture. In fact, this animal is so skilled at eluding hunters that it has given rise to the legend that only those pure in heart are capable of capturing it. The method for hunting unicorns recommended during the Middle Ages was for the hunters to bring an innocent young maiden into the forest to lure the unicorn out of hiding. When the unicorn was lulled to sleep, the hunters would spring from hiding and remove its horn. Invariably, without its horn, a unicorn will die.

Unicorns are strong, intelligent and proud animals, and are impossible to domesticate. They are fierce when cornered, and are quick to defend themselves with their lance-like horns. Apart from humans, the unicorn's only natural enemy is the lion.

Unicorns are among the most difficult creatures to keep in captivity, given their fiercely independent natures. A unicorn enclosure should be designed to provide the animal with lots of space and privacy. They require a forest habitat with lots of vegetation for browsing.

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

90

270

75

80

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

8

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 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

60

2

 

4

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Deciduous floor

80

48

96

144

192

240

288

336

384

432

480

Fresh water

10

6

12

18

24

30

36

42

48

54

60

Grass

10

6

12

18

24

30

36

42

48

54

60

Rocks

4

10

19

29

38

48

58

67

77

86

96

Foliage

15

9

18

27

36

45

54

63

72

81

90

Elevation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Exhibit Size

100

60

120

180

240

300

360

420

480

540

600

 

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ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7035

10

Japanese Maple Tree

52

$540

9.6

7008

7

Cherry Tree

40

$700

5.7

7028

2

Globe Willow Tree

20

$840

2.4

7020

2

Thornless Mesquite Tree

20

$500

4.0

7011

2

Maple Tree

5

$100

5.0

 

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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

9223

2

Deciduous Forest Rock

6

4

Yes

5

$210

2.4

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

25

15

$650

6

Yes

8105

Lean-to

20

10

$450

4

 

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

 

8104

Small Lean-to

15

5

$250

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:

Low

SickChance:

16

ReproductionInterval(months):

10

SickChange:

-20

HappyReproduceThreshold:

98

DeathChance:

10

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

12

BabyToAdult(months):

7

 

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

none  

KeeperFoodType:

Hay

  none

 

General Information

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