Make your own free website on Tripod.com

AnimalID

Name

5500

African Wild Dog

LocationName:

Africa

Origin:

Official add-on for Zoo Tycoon

PurchaseCost:

$600

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?

 

Description:

The African Wild Dogís scientific name is Lycaon pictus. Also known as the African hunting dog, this canine can run fifty to sixty miles an hour when pursuing prey. African wild dogs are covered in patchy fur colored black, yellow, and white. Some scientists think that these dogs recognize other members of their packs by their coloring.

African wild dogs are large compared to most other wild canines, generally weighing just less than fifty pounds. Their short, patchy fur conceals black skin. The tips of their bushy tails are white. Other important features of these animals include long legs and large rounded ears. The size and shape of their ears provide the dogs with a keen sense of hearing. The sense of smell is also highly developed in these animals, although their eyesight is not as good. Wild dogs are digitigrades, meaning that they stand and run on their toes rather than their flat feet.

Like all wild canines, wild dogs are carnivorous. Hunting in packs, they chase down herds of kudu, impala, wildebeest, Thompsonís gazelle, Grantís gazelle, and even zebras. These chases can last several miles and take place at speeds above fifty miles an hour. After about three miles, the pack will usually give up and seek out easier prey. When a weak member of a herd is caught, pack members will kill it by disemboweling. Upon returning to their dens, pack members will regurgitate food for pups too young to hunt, and nursing mothers unable to hunt with the pack.

The social structure of wild dog packs can be quite complex. Although at one times, many packs had over fifty members, todayís packs are smaller. Generally, six to fifteen dogs live and hunt together. More male wild dogs are born than females, and the makeup of packs reflects this. Most of the males in a pack are related, but females generally join a pack away from all relatives at about two years of age. Only one female will breed at a time. The whole pack helps to raise the pups to hunting age (about one year old). Only when the pups are ready to fend for themselves will another female breed. A litter of wild dogs can be made up of more than sixteen pups, although ten is more common.

At one time, packs of wild dogs roamed most of Africa. Today, the African wild dog is an endangered animal. Small packs tend to stay on protected lands to avoid human harassment. Their numbers have been reduced in part to hunting by humans. Declining populations of prey animals and the difficulties of hunting in smaller packs have also taken their toll. Today fewer than 2000 wild dogs roam sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

25

40

60

80

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

8

20

-5

Yes

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?

 

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

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?

 

Animal Density

Min

Number of Animals/Exhibit

Max

35

5

 

20

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Savannah grass

75

26

53

79

105

131

158

184

210

236

263

Sand

10

4

7

11

14

18

21

25

28

32

35

Dirt

10

4

7

11

14

18

21

25

28

32

35

Fresh water

5

2

4

5

7

9

11

12

14

16

18

Rocks

2

3

6

8

11

14

17

20

22

25

28

Foliage

5

2

4

5

7

9

11

12

14

16

18

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

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?

 

ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7060

7

Tall Grass

40

$300

13.3

7058

5

Umbrella Thorn Tree

32

$840

3.8

7057

8

Baobab Tree

11

$300

3.7

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?

 

ID

Value

RockName

Size X

Size Y

Rock

Rock Effect

Purchase Cost

Cost Effective

9206

3

Small Rock

1

1

Yes

12

$55

21.8

9205

3

Medium Rock

1

1

Yes

12

$75

16.0

9200

6

Large Rock

2

2

Yes

6

$150

4.0

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?

 

Shelter ID

Shelter Name

Shelter Value

Shelter Effect

Purchase Cost

Capacity

Requires Research

8122

Large Burrow

25

10

$600

6

Yes

8109

Large Concrete Shelter

22

7

$225

6

Yes

8112

Large Wood Shelter

22

7

$325

6

Yes

8121

Burrow

22

7

$400

4

 

8108

Concrete Shelter

20

5

$175

4

 

8111

Wood Shelter

20

5

$225

4

 

8120

Small Burrow

20

5

$200

2

 

8100

Rock Cave

17

2

$500

4

Yes

8107

Small Concrete Shelter

17

2

$125

2

 

8110

Small Wood Shelter

17

2

$175

2

 

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?

 

ToyID

ToyName

ToyValue

PurchaseCost

 

none

 

 

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?

 

ReproductionChance:

High

SickChance:

3

ReproductionInterval(months):

7

SickChange:

-15

HappyReproduceThreshold:

95

DeathChance:

30

Offspring:

2

TimeDeath(months):

47

BabyToAdult(months):

5

 

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?

 

Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

none

 

KeeperFoodType:

Meat

 

Giant Panda

 

Chimpanzee

 

Plains Zebra

 

Thomsons Gazelle

 

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

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?