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AnimalID

Name

5076

Black Buck

LocationName:

India

Origin:

Official bonus for Original ZT

PurchaseCost:

$600

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

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Description:

The blackbuck is a delicate and graceful antelope native to the plains of India and Pakistan. About the size of a large deer, males weigh from 50 to 125 pounds, and females weigh between 60 and 70 pounds. These animals derive their name from the distinctive dark coloring taken on by dominant males upon reaching maturity. Females and immature males are fawn-colored. Both genders have white bellies, white chins, and white rings surrounding their eyes. Mature males have spiraled horns, averaging 18 inches in length.

Blackbucks are native to the Indian subcontinent, and are found in semi-desert plains and open woodland areas. They are active during the day, and sometimes can even be seen grazing at high noon. They mostly graze on short grasses, and will browse on leaves, flowers, fruits and woody plants during the dry season to supplement their diet.

Blackbucks are extremely swift animals, having recorded speeds of greater than 48 mph. Cheetahs are the only animals able to outrun a blackbuck, but even they must overtake it swiftly or the blackbuck can escape due to its greater stamina. When danger threatens, the females are the first to warn the herd by leaping high into the air. Other individuals in the herd also begin to leap until the whole herd is galvanized into motion.

These animals are social creatures, generally congregating in herds of between 10 and 100 individuals. Herds usually consist of a single dominant male and a number of adult females with their young. Males are territorial during the breeding season, and will drive young males from the herd during this time. Dominance is mostly maintained through threatening displays, rather than through actual fights. Single males may form bachelor herds.

A single fawn is born after a gestation period of about five months. A young blackbuck will lie hidden in the grass for up to two months, solitary except for nursing sessions, before gradually joining the herd.

Blackbucks were once the most abundant hoofed mammal in India, but excessive hunting and habitat destruction greatly reduced their numbers. Today, introduced populations in Texas and Argentina outnumber the native population in India. Recent conservation efforts in India, including the creation of national reserves and the successful reintroduction of the species from captive breeding programs, have rescued the blackbuck from extinction.

 

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

5

15

80

80

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

6

1

2

3

4

5

5

6

7

8

9

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

7076

10

Khejri Tree

52

$660

7.9

7019

10

Hard Quandong Tree

13

$200

6.5

 

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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

8105

Lean-to

22

7

$450

4

 

8109

Large Concrete Shelter

22

7

$225

6

Yes

8112

Large Wood Shelter 

22

7

$325

6

Yes

8108

Concrete Shelter

20

5

$175

4

 

8111

Wood Shelter

20

5

$225

4

 

8104

Small Lean-to

20

5

$250

2

 

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

none

 

KeeperFoodType:

Hay

 

none

 

General Information

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Who do they like to live with and eat?