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AnimalID

Name

5300

Reindeer

LocationName:

Arctic

Origin:

Official bonus for Original ZT

PurchaseCost:

$400

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

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Description:

Immortalized as Santa Claus' beasts of burden, reindeer have been domesticated for more than 2000 years. Reindeer live in arctic and sub-artic regions, predominately in Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Russia, though they have also been introduced in North America. They are well adapted to arctic tundra and the rugged evergreen forest that borders it. The species that reindeer belong to are well-known for their marathon-like migrations, which they undertake to insure a steady supply of food.

"Caribou" is the North American name for reindeer. Typically, caribou are considered to be wild while reindeer are considered domesticated. There are some anatomical differences between caribou and reindeer, but these are quite minor.

Reindeer diets consist mainly of so-called "reindeer moss", though they are opportunistic eaters, and in summer months they also feed on grasses, fungus, various plants and leaves. In zoos where suitable grazing areas are not large enough, many reindeer subsist on hay and grain.

Typically, reindeer and caribou thrive in large, nomadic herds. These herds can migrate upwards of 500 miles looking for food. Reindeer and caribou are strong swimmers, due in part to their muscular build, but also because their hooves are shaped to function as strong paddles, and their two-layer coats provide them some measure of bouyancy as well as the insulation needed to survive in very cold temparatures.

Reindeer have gained widespread domesticated status, being used as pack animals and farmed for milk, meat, and their hides. There are over 3 million domesticated reindeer spread over northern Eurasia and Alaska. In some parts of the world, particularly arctic regions, whole economies revolve around their reindeer stock.

Reindeer are born for speed. A reindeer calf can walk within one hour of birth, and can outrun a human after only one day of development. Fully developed reindeer have keen senses of smell and good hearing, but their sense of sight is not well developed. Reindeer are the only species of deer where both sexes have antlers. They grow new antlers every year.

Wolves prey on caribou and reindeer throughout the year, though especially in the winter months. In spring, summer, and fall, reindeer must worry about bears. Calves are susceptible to smaller predators as well; golden eagles have been known to hunt them during the early summer, and lynx are natural predators in the fall when caribou migrate into forested areas. Humans have hunted caribou for many thousands of years.

 

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

45

55

50

80

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

5

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

30

6

 

15

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Snow

75

23

45

68

90

113

135

158

180

203

225

Grass

15

5

9

14

18

23

27

32

36

41

45

Gray stone

10

3

6

9

12

15

18

21

24

27

30

Rocks

2

2

5

7

10

12

14

17

19

22

24

Foliage

3

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

30

60

90

120

150

180

210

240

270

300

 

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ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7023

 10

Spruce Tree 

20

$580

3.4

7077

10

Christmas Tree

10

$200

5.0

7024

7

Yellow Cedar Tree

8

$580

1.4

7068

7

Western Red Cedar Tree

8

$660

1.2

 

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ID

Value

RockName

Size X

Size Y

Rock

Rock Effect

Purchase Cost

Cost Effective

9220

4

Large Snowy Rock

2

2

Yes

7

$175

4.0

9221

4

Large Snowy Rock

2

2

Yes

7

$185

3.8

9211

2

Snowy Rock Formation

8

2

 

5

$700

0.7

 

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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

 

8113

Small Stable

15

5

$300

2

 

 

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ToyID

ToyName

ToyValue

PurchaseCost

 

None

 

 

 

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ReproductionChance:

High

SickChance:

3

ReproductionInterval(months):

5

SickChange:

-8

HappyReproduceThreshold:

97

DeathChance:

10

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

24

BabyToAdult(months):

2

 

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

none

 

KeeperFoodType:

Hay

 

none

 

General Information

Building an Exhibit

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Who do they like to live with and eat?