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AnimalID

Name

5045

White Bengal Tiger

LocationName:

India

Origin:

Original ZT

PurchaseCost:

$1,500

RequiresResearch:

Yes

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

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Description:

All known white tigers are descendents of a white Bengal tiger named "Mohan," captured in 1951 in India. The white coloration is the result of a double recessive gene. The white tigers are not albinos; they have chocolate stripes and blue eyes, although several variations in eye and stripe color have been seen. White Bengal tigers are extremely rare in the wild: no sightings of white tigers have been reported in India since the capture of Mohan, and only about a dozen sightings were reported in the 50 years before that.

The Bengal tiger is the only subspecies of tiger to carry the recessive gene for the white color. Mohan was first bred to a normally colored Bengal tiger, and then bred to one of his normally colored daughters. This resulted in the first white tiger cubs to be born in captivity.

Due to the extreme popularity of the beautiful white tigers among zoo guests, and because these animals tolerate captivity very well, they have been part of an aggressive breeding program. Some conservationists find this disturbing, since some subspecies of tigers hover on the verge of extinction, and the white tiger is considered an aberrant Bengal tiger, rather than a valid subspecies.

Since white tigers have been bred indiscriminately with the other subspecies of tigers, particularly the Siberian, it is assumed that most of the white tigers in captivity today are hybrids.

Many people assume that white tigers are Siberian tigers, possibly due to the assumption that their white coloring would be protective camouflage against the snowy Siberian landscape. Ironically, no white tigers have ever been reported in Russia, and their stark white color would be a decided handicap in the jungles of India.

(See the description of the Bengal tiger for more information about white tigers.)

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

70

210

90

70

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

2

30

-5

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

2

 

3

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Rainforest floor

70

25

49

74

98

123

147

172

196

221

245

Grass

15

5

11

16

21

26

32

37

42

47

53

Fresh water

10

4

7

11

14

18

21

25

28

32

35

Tank can be used in place of water requirement

Dirt

5

2

4

5

7

9

11

12

14

16

18

Rocks

2

3

6

8

11

14

17

20

22

25

28

Foliage

13

5

9

14

18

23

27

32

36

41

46

Elevation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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

7014

7

Mangrove Tree

40

$620

6.5

7051

2

Rainforest Fern

20

$180

11.1

 

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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

22

12

$500

4

Yes

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

 

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):

9

SickChange:

-20

HappyReproduceThreshold:

90

DeathChance:

25

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

16

BabyToAdult(months):

4

 


SalinityChange:

-10

SalinityHealthChange:

-20

PooWaterImpact:

5

MurkyWaterThreshold:

60

MurkyWaterChange:

-5

MurkyWaterHealthChange:

-5

VeryMurkyWaterThreshold:

20

ExtremelyMurkyWaterThreshold

1

VeryMurkyWaterChange:

-10

ExtremelyMurkyWaterChange

-15

VeryMurkyWaterHealthChange:

-10

ExtremelyMurkyWaterHealthChange:

-15

 

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8

KeeperFoodType:

Meat

 

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General Information

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The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?