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AnimalID

Name

5502

Llama

LocationName:

South America

Origin:

Official bonus

PurchaseCost:

$800

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

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Description:

The llama is a native of South Americaís Andes mountains, related to camels and alpacas. The scientific name of this animal is llama glama. Baby llamas are commonly known by their Spanish name - la cria.

Adult llamas are generally between three and five feet high at the shoulder, as tall as six feet when measured from the top of the head to the ground. These animals can weigh up to 400 pounds. Unlike cows or horses, the llama has padded feet instead of hooves. These feet have two strong toes which are covered in toenails.

Llamas are herbivores. In their native lands, they eat herbs, mosses, low lying shrubs, reeds, and other plants. Domesticated llamas fare well on a diet of grass and hay. Like cows, llamas are ruminants. This means that they partially chew their food before swallowing it. The llama has a three chambered stomach. After one of the chambers processes the chewed food, it is regurgitated as cud, and chewed again.

Although llamas are originally from South America, the relative ease of domesticating these animals has caused them to be exported in large numbers. Over 12,000 llamas lived in the United States alone as of 1988. Llamas were first domesticated in the Andes Mountains of Peru. The llamaís thick coat and herbivorous diet are well suited to the low temperatures and high plateaus of that region.

Although domesticated llamas are often very gentle, wild male llamas fight for control of the herd. Male llamas warn each other off with screams, humming, and spitting. If neither aggressor backs down, the llamas will attack with their powerful legs. Fighting males will even bite one another with special triangular teeth found on the outside of their gums. Eventually the loser is driven away, and the winner takes control of the females and the young that make up the herd. Generally, only one cria is born at a time - twins are rare. Young llamas can walk within an hour of being born, and are quickly ready to join the herd. Although they do not fully wean before six months of age, young llamas begin supplementing their motherís milk with grass after a month of life. These young generally remain with their motherís herd for the first two years of life. Llamas have been known to live for almost 30 years.

Llamas are raised primarily for flesh, milk, and wool. But in the early days of their domesticity, nothing was wasted. Llama hair can be braided into rope, and their dried excrement can be used for fuel. Today, many llamas are used for labor, carrying packs of gear into the wilderness. These pack llamas can carry 50 to 100 pounds. When a pack llama is overloaded, it will lie down and refuse to continue until some of the weight has been removed.

 

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

15
30
60
70

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

5
35
-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 level

 

FenceName

Purchase Cost

Height

Strength

Life

Cost Effective

Stick Pole Fence
$75
2
225
12
16.0
Stick Pole Window 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
Wooden Slat Fence
$110
2
240
12
10.9
Wood Slat Window 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

4

 

20

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Gray stone
75
11
23
34
45
56
68
79
90
101
113
Snow
10
2
3
5
6
8
9
11
12
14
15
Dirt
10
2
3
5
6
8
9
11
12
14
15
Fresh water
5
1
2
2
3
4
5
5
6
7
8

Rocks

2
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12

Foliage

5
1
2
2
3
4
5
5
6
7
8
Elevation
30
1
2
3
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

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

7073
0
Sage Bush
20
$260
7.7
7070
0
Himalayan Birch Tree
20
$500
4.0
7025
0
Western Larch Tree
20
$500
4.0
7064
0
Paper Birch Tree
20
$500
4.0
7071
0
Western Juniper Tree
20
$500
4.0
7072
0
Himalayan Pine Tree
20
$720
2.8
7016
0
Bamboo
5
$500
1.0

 

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ID

Value

RockName

Size X

Size Y

Rock

Rock Effect

Purchase Cost

Cost Effective

9224
10
Large Highland Rock
6
4
Yes
15
$225
6.7
9205
2
Medium Rock
1
1
Yes
8
$75
10.7
9206
2
Small Rock
1
1
Yes
8
$55
14.5
9200
4
Large Rock
2
2
Yes
4
$150
2.7
9210
10
Highland Rock Formation
8
2
No
15
$600
2.5

 

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Shelter ID

Shelter Name

Shelter Value

Shelter Effect

Purchase Cost

Capacity

Requires Research
8115
Large Stable
25
15
$700
5
Yes
8114
Stable
20
10
$500
3
8112
Large Wood Shelter
18
8
$325
6
Yes
8109
Large Concrete Shelter
18
8
$225
6
Yes
8111
Wood Shelter
16
6
$225
4
8108
Concrete Shelter
16
6
$175
4
8113
Small Stable
15
5
$300
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:

High

SickChance:

10

ReproductionInterval(months):

5

SickChange:

-20

HappyReproduceThreshold:

96

DeathChance:

30

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

24

BabyToAdult(months):

3

 

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

American Bighorn Sheep

10

KeeperFoodType:

Hay

Ibex

10

 

Markhor

10

 

General Information

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