Animal Class: Large
Entry to containment areas featuring Y.shangyouensis requires a Class Three (3) clearance from the owning parks board of directors and assigned containment staff with at least four (4) years prior experience with Y.shangyouensis, staff with Class Five (5) clearance and above with no experience with Y.shangyouensis should report immediately to both the owning board of directors and have an escort from at least one (1) containment staff with at least six (6) years prior experience with Y.shangyouensis. Any and all personnel entering Y.shangyouensis containment areas are to be equipped with standard Class Three (3) anti-Predation Suits to prevent injury from Y.shangyouensis exploratory behaviours.
Y.shangyouensis individuals are to be fed approximately forty-two (42) Kilograms (Kg) of fresh Belgian Blue meat every day in order to ensure full satisfaction of hunger. All fencing should be under checks three 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 Four (4) Predatory Theropod Containment procedures, termination with deadly force is recommended if any risk to life of staff or guests is present.
Containment area for Y.shangyouensis individuals should be at the very least 275*400 Meters (M) in size and contain one (1) to three (3) individuals and feature at minimum MEDIUM clearance fencing. Containment areas are to be a mix of heavily forested and lightly forested areas to help stimulate exploratory behavioural patterns Y.shangyouensis individuals exhibit, as such it is advised that there be no consistent feeding area for Y.shangyouensis but several that are rotated through at random with more than one (1) water source present to allow for Y.shangyouensis individuals to pick and choose where they are most comfortable to drink.
History & Description:
Y.shangyouensis is the second largest Jurassic Theropod currently available on the market for parks exhibiting prehistoric mega fauna standing at Ten (10) meters (M) and Eighty (80) centimetres (cm) in length and weighing Three and a half (3.5) tons (T). Y.shangyouensis individuals feature a pair of extremely large crests on their skulls adorned with a dull yellow outline against a dark brown base; this outline continues over the top of the animals face to surround its eye and fades out as it hits the animal’s neck. On the animal’s neck and lower jaw a large flap of skin is present which features heavily prominent dull yellow striping similar to that seen on the crest outlines. The rest of Y.shangyouensis consists of light brown tones punctuated by faint darker brown stripes culminating in dark brown blotches on the animal’s tail.
Y.shangyouensis was first introduced to the industry in [REDACTED] and has maintained a consistent four (4) star rating in the majority of parks it is presented in for a few reasons, the first and foremost of which would be its appearance, nothing quite like it exists among large theropods with its twin crests and massive neck flap, this alone is often enough to capture the attention of guests, however it is what Y.shangyouensis does with these display pieces that keeps it consistently popular. In the majority of exhibited Y.shangyouensis individuals of any and all genders display to each other very actively in what is considered a rather peculiar manner, rather than show off crest or flap size Y.shangyouensis will instead wither lower or raise its head and begin shaking it violently, creating a dazzling display of blurred yellow lines with individuals often changing stance to swap between showing off their crests and throat. While this was first interpreted as an aggressive action towards other members of its species it has since been found that Y.shangyouensis does this as a form of social signalling rather than a dominance display and often do this to reaffirm bonds between individuals, in cases where Y.shangyouensis is displayed alone it will instead direct this action at its more regular containment staff, this however has led to approximately [REDACTED] deaths due to overly-excited Y.shangyouensis individuals trampling staff in the midst of their display. The third primary reason that Y.shangyouensis has maintained such high popularity is due to its quite explorative and curious nature, these animals are often seen patrolling their containment area’s, testing fencing and playing with a fallen stick or log, as such many parks opt to provide several methods to help stimulate Y.shangyouensis while it explores, the first and foremost of which is the random placement of ‘treats’ throughout its exhibit ranging from remains of a deceased herbivore hidden in the more heavily foliated areas of a containment area or something simplistic such as a large ball.
Y.shangyouensis is as popular in the private trade as it is in actual parks being prized for its unique appearance and its quite interactive behavioural patterns, as such Y.shangyouensis individuals are highly prized on the open and illegal markets and can go for a small fortune in price.
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