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AnimalID

Name

5080

Asian Black Bear

LocationName:

China

Origin:

Official bonus for Original ZT

PurchaseCost:

$1,100

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

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Description:

The Asian black bear is also called the moon bear, due to the distinctive white crescent on its chest. This bear is similar in many ways to the American black bear; paleontologists believe that they may have shared a common ancestor as recently as three to four million years ago.

Asian black bears are small bears, generally weighing between 200 and 400 pounds, depending on the region and time of year. Males are larger than females. They have stocky bodies covered by a dense fur coat, which is black or dark brown in color. In addition to the white patch on its chest, this bear also has white or yellowish fur along its lower lip and chin. The head is big and round, and surrounded by a thick mane. Asian black bears have large ears and short strong claws.

The Asian black bear is widely distributed across all of southern Asia. These bears dwell predominantly in hill and mountain areas, heavily forested with deciduous trees and brush, at altitudes up to 10,000 feet. In the colder parts of their range, Asian black bears will seek out dens in which to pass the winter months, after the manner of their American cousins.

These animals are omnivores, and their diet consists of whatever is readily available in their area. In regions where there are few prey animals, they will subsist on plants. A typical diet may include some or all of the following: termites, beetles, larvae, honey, fruits, buds, nuts, small mammals, birds, fish, mollusks, and carrion.

Asian black bears are solitary in nature, generally only associating in mother/cub groups. In the wild, a mother bear will generally give birth to two cubs during the winter months.

Unlike American black bears, Asian black bears are quite aggressive, and have been known to attack and kill humans. This is possibly due to the fact that they are more likely to come in contact with people than their American counterparts.

Mainly nocturnal, these bears may also be active during the day, depending on the area. They are reported to have a home range of between four and eight square miles. They are excellent climbers, and will often forage and sleep in trees. They are also good swimmers. Asian black bears walk on all fours, but will stand on their hind legs to reach food or to free their forepaws for fighting.

Unfortunately, Asian black bears have a strife-ridden relationship with humans. They are considered an endangered species. On their part, they are aggressive toward people, and can be a major nuisance to the farmers on whose livestock and crops they dine. In turn, they have been nearly eradicated from many parts of their range, due to the value placed on their body parts as ingredients in traditional Asian medicine and as delicacies. Bear bile is considered so precious that farms have been set up in China to harvest it from living bears. The conditions endured by these captive animals are brutal. Asian bears have become so scarce, and the demand for their parts is so great, that poachers have begun to look toward the American black bear to supply the need. Throughout much of their range, there has been little effort to preserve the Asiatic black bear, and any existing legal protection is poorly enforced.

 

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

20

60

80

85

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

7

20

-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

45

1

 

3

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Coniferous floor

50

23

45

68

90

113

135

158

180

203

225

Snow

25

11

23

34

45

56

68

79

90

101

113

Gray stone

25

11

23

34

45

56

68

79

90

101

113

Rocks

7

13

25

38

50

63

76

88

101

113

126

Foliage

20

9

18

27

36

45

54

63

72

81

90

Elevation

35

4

8

12

16

20

24

28

32

35

39

Exhibit Size

100

45

90

135

180

225

270

315

360

405

450

 

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ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7072

8

Himalayan Pine Tree

44

$720

6.1

7070

5

Himalayan Birch Tree

32

$500

6.4

7016

3

Bamboo

6

$500

1.2

 

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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

9224

6

Large Highland Rock

6

4

Yes

9

$225

4.0

9200

6

Large Rock

2

2

Yes

6

$150

4.0

9210

6

Highland Rock Formation

8

2

 

9

$600

1.5

 

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Shelter ID

Shelter Name

Shelter Value

Shelter Effect

Purchase Cost

Capacity

Requires Research

8103

Panda Rock Cave

25

15

$1,200

4

Yes

8109

Large Concrete Shelter

18

8

$225

6

Yes

8112

Large Wood Shelter 

18

8

$325

6

Yes

8111

Wood Shelter

16

6

$225

4

 

8100

Rock Cave

15

5

$500

4

Yes

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:

15

ReproductionInterval(months):

7

SickChange:

-10

HappyReproduceThreshold:

98

DeathChance:

30

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

24

BabyToAdult(months):

5

 

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

none

 

KeeperFoodType:

Meat

 

none

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

The Life Cycle

Who do they like to live with and eat?