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The gargantuan piscivore of Elrhaz arrives. Suchomimus tenerensis!

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Species: S.tenerensis

Animal Class: Gargantuan

Containment Procedure:

All entry to containment areas featuring S.tenerensis requires a Class Four (4) clearance from the owning parks board of directors and assigned containment staff, staff with Class Five (5) or above clearance with no prior experience with members of Spinosauridae are required to report to current containment staff for an escort of two (2) or more trained staff members with NO exceptions. Any and all personnel entering S.tenerensis containment areas are to be equipped with standard Class Three (3) anti-Predation Suits to prevent injury from potential S.tenerensis attacks.

S.tenerensis individuals are to be fed approximately fifteen (15) Kilograms (Kg) of fresh water fish with approximately 10-15% of the meat provided being from mammalian sources such as standard feeder cattle like Angus in order to ensure full satisfaction of hunger. All fencing, especially fencing exposed to high amounts of water, should be under checks daily times each week by highly trained maintenance staff to ensure that containment fencing stays fully maintained at all times.

In the event of a full containment breach park personnel are to immediately enact Class Three (3) Predatory Theropod Containment procedures, termination with deadly force is recommended if any risk to life of staff or guests is present.

Containment areas for S.tenerensis individuals should be at the very least 150*500 Meters (M) in size and contain one (1) to two (2) individuals and feature at minimum MEDIUM clearance fencing with HIGH clearance fencing being recommended also due to the weight of S.tenerensis. Containment areas are to be a mix of deep water areas, shallow swamp-like areas and semi-forested area’s on land with a land to water ratio of 1/5. It is highly recommended that high-power aquarium grade water filtration systems are utilised. Feeding of S.tenerensis can occur in several ways, the first and most heavily utilised of which is to maintain a population of large freshwater fish within the bodies of water inside of an S.tenerensis containment area, recommended genus of freshwater fish to be kept in such a setting include, Arapaima, Channa, Mcropterus and ‘Pleco’ Catfish. This is however not recommended if containing more than one (1) individual as monitoring how much both individuals have consumed becomes significantly more difficult, thus for S.tenerensis pairs it is recommended that the animals are fed through standard Class Two (2) Theropod Feeding Stations.

History & Description:

S.tenerensis is among the smallest Theropods to receive the Gargantuan classification standing at eleven (11) meters (M) and Twenty (20) centimetres (cm) in length and weighing in at approximately five (5) tons. S.tenerensis individuals are among the most stock looking giant Spinosaurids a park can contain with them resembling a simple giant version of the majority of smaller Spinosaurids such as B.walkeri holding a simplistic almost military-camouflage like patterning of heavily mottled light and dark greens with a long section of darker scales running the length of the animals back. This patterning is broken up when reaching the animals face primarily being an almost solid brown in colour it features a fair amount of more subtle variation giving it the impression of a log when obscured by water, the one thing that often dispels this illusion however is the singular crest S.tenerensis possesses which features heavily contrasting black, white and brown striping.

S.tenerensis was introduced to the park industry during the year [REDACTED] and was an immediate hit being the first giant Spinosaurid to ever be contained, this popularity initial gave S.tenerensis a high rating in parks of four (4) stars, however in more recent years the two giant Spinosaurids S.aegyptiacus and O.quilombensis have stolen this animals limelight not only with their gargantuan size but also their bizarre body proportions and massive display features. This however does not mean that S.tenerensis is without popularity, it currently sits at a comfortable three (3) star rating alongside other more staple giant theropods such as T.tanneri and S.maximus. Behaviourally S.tenerensis is for the most part a somewhat solitary animal and is often highly aggressive to other members of its species, especially those of the same sex, however S.tenerensis can be kept in pairs with some extreme care to ensure that not only the containment area is large enough but that both animals have fully established pools or sections of artificial river for themselves. Outside of this S.tenerensis exhibits typical fishing behaviours for a Spinosaurid, either standing in deeper sections of water and simply waiting for food to come to it or actively swimming after larger prey items, beyond hunting and displaying S.tenerensis is overall a rather lazy animal, spending most of their time either drifting through the waterways in their containment areas or basking on land.

S.tenerensis, unlike smaller Spinosaurids, is surprisingly unpopular in the private Dinosaur trade with collectors often citing the water requirements for the animal being far too much for their facilities to handle. This has unfortunately lead to owners abandoning S.tenerensis in the wild after they reach the limits of what they can contain, at current there are approximately six (6) known wild individuals worldwide with two of them being adults one being a subadult and three extremely young juveniles being known to inhabit the [REDACTED] in North America, efforts to capture the juvenile individuals are ongoing while the other three individuals are closely monitored for signs of them going towards any human population areas.

Thank you all for reading, expect more from us soon.

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Comments
CragLord
CragLord

Another nice article!
Indirectly speaking, three spinosaurs in mod? :)

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babehunter1324
babehunter1324

Ah... The good old Succ.

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chakotay02
chakotay02

Wow, didn't think you guys were still alive. Nice to see progress though.

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