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AnimalID

Name

5079

Sable Antelope

LocationName:

Africa

Origin:

Official bonus for Original ZT

PurchaseCost:

$900

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

Yes

 

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Description:

The beautiful sable antelope can be found in wooded savannah regions of Africa, south of the equator. This antelope is large and well-built, often weighing over 600 pounds. The short glossy coat of the male antelope tends to be black, while the female's coat is generally a lighter chestnut color. Both males and females have distinctive white markings on their face, chests, bellies and inner legs. Sable antelopes have large ears, short manes and long tails with tufted tips. Their heads are crowned with long, ridged, scimitar-like horns, with those of the males being longer and having a more pronounced curve than those of the females.

Sable antelopes range from Kenya to South Africa. They prefer lightly wooded areas with a mixture of trees, bushes and grass. They particularly like broad-leafed deciduous vegetation, on which they will browse to supplement their grazing. Sable antelopes will also eat bones and soil in order to obtain necessary minerals. These animals need to drink regularly, and will not travel far from a permanent supply of water. In zoos, sable antelopes are fed hay, alfalfa and concentrated feed.

Social animals, sable antelopes roam in herds of between 10 and 30 animals. These generally consist of one mature. breeding male and a number of adult females and calves. In the dry season, these herds will sometimes form loose groups containing up to 200 individuals. Males travel together in small, bachelor herds.

Sable antelopes have a well-defined social system. Females are ranked hierarchically within a herd, with older animals having a higher rank. In fights over territory or breeding rights, mature bulls will establish dominance by clashing their horns together, using their horns to wrestle an opponent to the ground, or slashing sideways at each other.

Breeding females leave the herd to give birth to a single calf. Calves lie hidden for about three weeks, with their mothers visiting them once or twice a day to nurse and groom them. Upon joining the herd, calves will associate with other calves, returning to their mothers only to nurse. Old females will act as sentinels for the herd, especially when it contains young calves, watching out for predators while the others feed or rest.

Its size, along with its massive horns and fighting prowess, makes the sable antelope challenging prey. While very capable of defending itself when cornered, its first response to a threat is to run, rather than fight. These animals are quite swift, with great endurance, and can reach a speed of up to 35 miles an hour. Lions are the only predator capable of bringing down a healthy adult, although young sable antelopes are also vulnerable to leopards and hyenas.

Although sable antelopes are quite wary of potential threats, they will co-exist comfortably with other non-predator species, such as wildebeest, zebra and ostrich.

In general, while populations of sable antelope are declining, it is not yet considered a threatened species. However, one subspecies of sable antelope, the giant sable of Angola, is classified as critically endangered.

 

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

10

30

60

85

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 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

20

3

 

15

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Savannah grass

95

19

38

57

76

95

114

133

152

171

190

Fresh water

5

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Rocks

2

2

3

5

6

8

10

11

13

14

16

Foliage

12

2

5

7

10

12

14

17

19

22

24

Elevation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Exhibit Size

100

20

40

60

80

100

120

140

160

180

200

 

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ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7058

7

Umbrella Thorn Tree

40

$840

4.8

7060

3

Tall Grass

24

$300

8.0

 

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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

8115

Large Stable

25

10

$700

5

Yes

8114

Stable

20

5

$500

3

 

8109

Large Concrete Shelter

18

3

$225

6

Yes

8112

Large Wood Shelter 

18

3

$325

6

Yes

8108

Concrete Shelter

16

1

$175

4

 

8111

Wood Shelter

16

1

$225

4

 

8113

Small Stable

15

0

$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:

90

DeathChance:

10

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

24

BabyToAdult(months):

2

 

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

Common Wildebeest

8

KeeperFoodType:

Hay

 

none

 

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