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AnimalID

Name

5340

Magnet

LocationName:

Arctic

Origin:

Official bonus for Original ZT

PurchaseCost:

$1,500

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

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Description:

Magnet, the winning animal in the Beast in Show campaign, is a 13-year-old male polar bear from the Baltimore Zoo. Magnet has been a favorite among visitors of all ages since his arrival to Baltimore in 1990. Born at the Toledo Zoo in 1988, Magnet received his name when keepers noticed that the young bear never left his motherís side. He was like a magnet to her.

Often seen playing with his toys or basking in the sun, Magnetís favorite past time is swimming in his pool, where he dives for hours in the icy waters.

While Magnet enjoys cold winters, his adaptations help him cope with warmer summers as well. Polar bears have a four-inch layer of blubber that acts as insulation keeping them warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Despite appearances, Magnetís fur is not white. Each hair is actually colorless and transparent with a hollow core. Polar bears look white because the hollow core scatters and reflects visible light. Beneath their fur, their skin is actually black.

Magnet enjoys eating meat and fish and weighs approximately 802 pounds. Polar bears like Magnet, work hard to keep their fur clean. After feeding, they will head immediately for water to wash off. They will also groom themselves by licking their paws, chests and muzzles.

Polar bears, like Magnet, are solitary animals, only coming together with other bears during the spring mating season. The rest of the year, they roam singly or in small family groups consisting of a mother and her young. These animals get very agitated when placed in the same exhibit as other animals.

Polar bears are extremely smart. One researcher has compared their intelligence to that of apes. In captivity, in addition to the snow, ice, and deep water they require, they respond well to more stimulating environments that also include areas of sand, grass, and hard ground. When not hunting, polar bears are playful creatures. When bored, agitated, or upset, polar bears will roar, pace, and swing their heads.

Magnet the polar bear appears courtesy of the Baltimore Zoo.

 

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

50

150

90

70

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

10

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

35

1

 

3

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Snow

50

18

35

53

70

88

105

123

140

158

175

Salt water

50

18

35

53

70

88

105

123

140

158

175

Rocks

4

6

11

17

22

28

34

39

45

50

56

Foliage

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

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ID

Value

RockName

Size X

Size Y

Rock

Rock Effect

Purchase Cost

Cost Effective

9219

3

Small Snowy Rock

1

1

Yes

24

$75

32.0

9218

3

Medium Snowy Rock 

1

1

Yes

24

$85

28.2

9220

6

Large Snowy Rock

2

2

Yes

9

$175

5.1

9221

6

Large Snowy Rock

2

2

Yes

9

$185

4.9

9211

7

Snowy Rock Formation

8

2

 

10

$700

1.4

 

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Shelter ID

Shelter Name

Shelter Value

Shelter Effect

Purchase Cost

Capacity

Requires Research

8102

Snowy Rock Cave

25

15

$600

4

Yes

8109

Large Concrete Shelter

20

10

$225

6

Yes

8108

Concrete Shelter

19

9

$175

4

 

8112

Large Wood Shelter 

18

8

$325

6

Yes

8107

Small Concrete Shelter

17

7

$125

2

 

8111

Wood Shelter

16

6

$225

4

 

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:

-10

HappyReproduceThreshold:

90

DeathChance:

10

Offspring:

2

TimeDeath(months):

47

BabyToAdult(months):

5

 

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

Polar Bear

3

KeeperFoodType:

Fish

 

Giant Panda

Chimpanzee

Plains Zebra

Thomsons Gazelle

Gray Wolf

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

 

General Information

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Who do they like to live with and eat?