Thanks for sharing all of this! I was wondering if my habitats might be too large or too planeted.In about 12 hours of play I've seen:
. Baby orangutan grabbing and trying to shake father's arm ( 2 adults,1 baby, in a large and fairly cluttered exhibit, welfare all green)
. 2 baby gorillas play wrestling (three adults, large exhibit, good welfare)
. Adult gorillas grooming one another
. Adult chimps grooming one another.
. 2 baby chimps play wrestling/fighting (5 adults and 4 babies in large exhibit, green welfare/needs)
. Baby chimps being grabbed by the foot and groomed, not restricted to parents (same enclosure as above, this interaction happens a LOT for me and is the one I've seen the most)
. Baby elephant touching/twining trunk with father ( 3 adults and 2 babies in a large exhibit, good welfare, I've never seen the adults interact at all beyond mating though)
. Cheetah cub being groomed by mother (2 adults and single baby, large enclosure, welfare fine)
. African wild dog siblings playing with each other after they aged up, they never interacted as pups in any way that I saw
I also have mandrills and both species of lemurs in the same zoo but I've never seen them interact with each other in any way at all that isn't fighting or mating. The baby elephants I mentioned do follow their mothers around. I have screenshots of some of these interactions but they're on my desktop PC, I might edit this and post them later.
At this point I really do think it's the frequency of the interactions that needs upping, they just don't seem to be firing often enough to be noticeable.
In my opinion plants or the size of an enclosure (we are not talking about 3x3 boxes) shouldn't really block most of the social interactions.For example I think that small things like licking or sniffing each other don't require a large open are of effect for the animations to play.I think it's mostly the frequency or the fact of specific interactions not being implemented.Thanks for sharing all of this! I was wondering if my habitats might be too large or too planeted.
The collision box for some plants and trees are absurdly oversized, I'd love to see that consideribly downsized, especially for plants that animals should probably just be able to clip through. I wonder how much effort it would take to have plants do a little jiggle animation like in some games when you clip through them which gives the plant the feeling of presence while also allowing clipping.In my opinion plants or the size of an enclosure (we are not talking about 3x3 boxes) shouldn't really block most of the social interactions.For example I think that small things like licking or sniffing each other don't require a large open are of effect for the animations to play.I think it's mostly the frequency or the fact of specific interactions not being implemented.
I also had this in my old Orangutan-Enclosure but the Baby interacted with a female Orangutan.Baby orangutan grabbing and trying to shake father's arm
Now I have a Interaction-Picture from the new Indoor-EnclosureI also had this in my old Orangutan-Enclosure but the Baby interacted with a female Orangutan.
I've also seen two adult Orangutans fight. But it seemed to be no serious fighting. It was more like playing. There was nothing that could've led to a aggressive fight. No one of them was injured after that. It was a male and a female Orangutan.
Species in the Enclosure= Bornean Orangutan, Indian Peafowl, Chinese Pangolin
Climbing-Structures= more than necessary
It was unfortunately old age, I did not realise how old my tiger was! But yes, very interesting to see an old tiger be able to carry babies, I guess I was just luckyWait, what? Was it due to old age or birth complications? Because I "hope" it's the latter since giving birth and immediately dying of old age would be absurd.