SPECIES - ANiMOZ - Fight for Survival

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The World of ANiMOZ is full of amazing animals with incredible Powers, and part of your job as a Ranger is to know each of the critters in your ANiOME. Without knowing what threatens them, how can you protect them? Without understanding their Powers and what they can overcome, you won't know the best moments in the Ultimate Ranger Gameplay to let them shine!

Read below to learn more about each of these stunning species, with new ones added regularly - so keep checking back!

The World of ANiMOZ is full of amazing animals with incredible Powers, and part of your job as a Ranger is to know each of the critters in your ANiOME. Without knowing what threatens them, how can you protect them? Without understanding their Powers and what they can overcome, you won't know the best moments in the Ultimate Ranger Gameplay to let them shine!

Read below to learn more about each of these stunning species, with new ones added regularly - so keep checking back!

ACANTHA

“From flowering plant to the bark of a tree, ACANTHA is careful not to be caught too long in the open. For in the open, where the Wing species fly, lies danger. Using Mimic, he can confuse them by the startling presence of eyespots on his wings. But predators are not his major concern: Humans are poisoning the crops ACANTHA calls home! The nectar that once sustained him now greets him with death. And if they’re not being poisoned, the fields often disappear under buildings! ACANTHA can help a Ranger in floods and droughts, and as a BASE species is a critical part of your ecosystem. But beware - he is small and Rare, and may need early protection.”

ANiMOZ #404

Code: ACANTHA

Common name: Eastern ringed xenica

Taxonomy: Geitoneura acantha

Powers: Mimic | Morph

Weaknesses: Poison | OMNi

Level: BASE | Form: POLLINATOR | Status: RARE | BiOME: SCRUB + Coast

Overcomes: Flood | Drought

Size: 4cm | <1gm

Notes: Eats nectar | Diurnal | Found across South Eastern Australia

The Eastern ringed xenica (Geitonerua acantha) is ACANTHA - a Base species with a wingspan of 4cm, weighing less than 1gm! Her length may be increased by tails on her hind wings. Before their Morph power begins, they exist as caterpillars that feed on grass and leaves. Once morphed, they find flowers rich in nectar and - importantly for a Ranger’s ecosystem - they are a Pollinator form. To find a wild ACANTHA you’ll need to look in the scrubland of south eastern Australia during summer and autumn. But as a Rare ANiMOZ species, finding one will take a skilled Ranger with a bit of luck on their side!

ACU

“A specialised snout pokes out from a burrow. It is dawn, and with the heat not far away ACU must venture out now to find her favourite food: a mound of UST. She mustn’t be caught in the heat - without sweat glands, there is no way to keep her body cool. But she does have Powers to help her survive: ACU’s Electreception gives her a clear sense of surroundings and prey; Her claws, as sharp as knives, help her demolish termite mounds and to burrow with rapid speed to protect the soft belly; She can swim and slow her heartrate to survive floods; She can deal with high levels of carbon dioxide and a lack of oxygen underground and during bushfires; She can turn into a bristling ball of spikes to avoid predation from above. But puggles have no spikes, and if MENGDEN discovers the burrow whilst mum is away then danger is nigh...”

ANiMOZ #100

Code: ACU

Common name: Short-beaked echidna

Taxonomy: Tachyglossus aculeatus

Level: CARN | Form: DEFEND | Status: COMMON | BiOME: SCRUB + Forest

Overcomes: Fire | Flood | Drought

Powers: Electreception | WiNG

Weaknesses: SPEED | Heat

Size: 45cm | 7kg

Notes: Eats UST | Diurnal/Crepuscular | Found across Australia

The Short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) is ACU - a Carn species found across Australia. Able to defend himself, and survive fires, floods and droughts, ACU is a strong, common species that many Rangers will find important in protecting and building their ecosystems as he is a WILDCARD species! He grows up to almost half a metre long, and can weigh 7kg! Their young are called puggles, and are laid in eggs despite being mammals: that makes ACU one of just two existing Australian monotremes.

ANATi

“Electrical currents coming from the riverbed tell ANATi that ENSiS is nearby. With his webbed feet providing force against the water, he dives and swims just above the soil, beak moving back and forth. He has left his den, the entrance half-submerged in the flowing waters, which angles upwards to keep his home dry. He has confidence in being out in the open: he’s too big for most of the predators here, and his venomous spur can keep some of the others at bay. Still, he is shy. And any movement above sends him hurtling back under the surface: there’s really no point risking exposure to AUDAX or STREN! Spying DESTRUCTOR crawling out of a hole, ANATi arrows across, beak shimmering in the dappled light...”

ANiMOZ #106

Code: ANATi

Common name: Platypus

Taxonomy: Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Level: CARN | Form: DEFEND | Status: RARE

BiOME: RIVER + Forest + Mountain

Overcomes: Fire | Flood

Powers: VENOM | ELECTROLOCATE

Weaknesses: CONSTRICTION | VENOM

Size: 50cm | 2kg

Notes: Eats DESTRUCTOR/ENSiS | Found in Eastern Australia

The Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is ANATi - a CARN species found amongst the shallow waterways of Eastern Australia and Tasmania. Rangers will value her ability to defend herself from predators, and in a Clash her broad BiOME range comes in handy! But whilst males have Venom power from a spur on the hind foot, ANATi is also in danger from venomous predators like RiACU. Active at any time, ANATi can be seen in rivers and streams by Rangers that tread lightly and avoid startling her. But she is shy, and only a lucky few get to see her in the wild. Along with ACU, she is one of two Australian monotremes.

ANTAR

“There is little noise aside from the crashing waves near this coastal woodland, and all is still apart from the flutter of birds. Having not moved from under this pile of leaves in over a day, ANTAR is showing extreme patience as she awaits the perfect moment to strike. With just the tip of her tail sticking out, her Leaf N Lure Power is working its magic. Wing species, seeing this tasty snack wiggling about on the forest floor, are coming closer and closer. Finally, one can no longer resist. EXiMi swoops in to grab lunch, but the leaves explode and ANTAR’s big, arrow-like head opens and grabs hold of her prey. Her Muscle Lock Power kicks in, and she begins her feast...”

ANiMOZ #110

Code: ANTAR

Common name: Common Death Adder

Taxonomy: Acanthophis antarcticus

Level: CARN | Form: VENOM | Status: COMMON

BiOME: COAST + Scrub

Overcomes: Drought

Powers: MUSCLE LOCK | LEAF N LURE

Weaknesses: WING

Size: 1m | 3kg

Notes: Eats CARN/OMNI/HERB | Found across North, East and SE Coastal Australia

The Common death adder (Acanthophis antarcticus) is ANTAR - a Carn species specialising in deception, and with one of the deadliest bites in the world! His venom locks the muscles of his prey and shuts down their respiratory system. But it takes energy to produce this amazing venom, so some bites may just be for warning. But with the longest fangs of any ANiMOZ Venom creature, that’s still a dangerous weapon! Rangers must be wary of invasive species, for one in particular is wreaking havoc on ANTAR’s population. Still, they are important parts of your Coast BiOME, being stronger than Predator forms due to their venom.

AUDAX

“Wind whistles over her streamlined feathers as AUDAX soars thousands of metres above the ground. Up here, in the warm breeze, she can wait for her unrivalled vision to find her prey amongst the grass. Almost anything is available to her, with her massive size and huge talons meaning few creatures can escape. Her Electrovision lets her see outside the normal bands of light, perhaps sensing the nervous system of hidden critters, as she uses Soar to remain aloft for hours on end. Lately, though, she has been troubled by her conspecifics falling dead after scavenging meat on the ground: Poison from the humans finds its way into their bodies. She must be careful. But for now, she returns her attention to a blur of movement on the hillside, readying herself for the deadly dive down...”

ANiMOZ #005

Code: AUDAX

Common name: Wedge-tailed Eagle

Taxonomy: Aquila audax

Level: APEX | Form: PREDATOR | Status: COMMON

BiOME: Mountain WILDCARD

Overcomes: Fire | Flood | Drought | Persecution

Powers: ELECTROVISION | SOAR

Weaknesses: POISON

Size: 3m | 6kg

Notes: Eats CARN, OMNI, HERB | Diurnal | Found across Australia

The Wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax) is AUDAX - a WILDCARD species of the Mountain BiOME. With wings reaching over 3 metres in length carrying him some 2 kilometres into the sky, few prey can escape. Rangers will find AUDAX important for building their Ecosystem, as he can live anywhere, and when it comes to Clash it is a brave species that goes up against him! AUDAX will find the tallest tree in the area on which to build his nest and survey the scene, and when on the hunt can bring down an adult RUFUS! With eyesight extending into ultraviolet bands, and muscles that can lift 50% of his own bodyweight, AUDAX is the 6 kilogram Apex Predator that all Rangers may need if they wish to build a full Sanctuary and a Healthy Ecosystem!

BOMBi

“There is a salty tang to the air as BOMBi starts his morning rounds. Living along the eastern Coast makes that common, but it’s not the ocean he is interested in. His TUBE ATTACK helps him fulfil his primary Superpower: GARDENER, as he plays a critical role in this seaside BiOME. BOMBi is a Pollinator, helping native flowers to be fertilised whilst feeding himself at the same time. But danger is nearby, as a swarm of SUCHi approach! He quickly hovers above the petals he was poised upon, and makes his getaway...”

ANiMOZ #405

Code: BOMBi

Common name: Teddy bear bee

Taxonomy: Amegilla bombiformis

Type: BASE | Form: Pollinator | Status: Infrequent

BiOME: Coast

Overcomes: Flood | Drought | Persecution

Powers: TUBE ATTACK | GARDENER

Weaknesses: SUCHi | POISON

Size: 1.2cm | <1gm

Notes: Eats pollen | Diurnal | Found across Eastern Australia

The Teddy bear bee (Amegilla bombiformis) is BOMBi - a Pollinator species found along the coasts of Eastern Australia. Whilst small in stature, like many BASE species he will become more important to Rangers as they build their own ANiOME. Not only do these make your Ecosystem more valuable on their own; when three or more Pollinators are together they are worth even more! BOMBi is just 1.2cm long and weighs less than 1gm, making him susceptible to SUCHi’s SWARM Power, so beware of ants in a Clash! Whilst pesticides are a huge danger to his species, BOMBi can live alongside humans, making him a vital part of overcoming the Persecution Danger.

BOREE

“A trickle of water is all that smothers the birdsong in this crisp Mountain dawn, 1300m above sea level in a muddy bog. Other creatures are slowly waking and venturing out from their logs and burrows. Croaking starts to sound over the grasses, and BOREE joins in with his notable ‘SQUELCH’! He has adapted to a life void of fear, for although he can fall prey to FERA and some other Predators, his VENOM Superpower helps keep him safe. His real threat comes from something unseen; a disease striking at species like his. This is made worse as BOREE loses his home to human encroachment. He sounds his call, hoping a female BOREE will hear him. They are Critically Endangered, so every chance to grow the population is important…”

ANiMOZ #200

Code: BOREE

Common name: Southern corroboree frog 

Taxonomy: Pseudophryne corroboree

Type: OMNI | Form: Flee | Status: Highly Rare

BiOME: Mountain | Forest | River

Overcomes: Flood

Powers: VENOM | THREATPOSE

Weaknesses: DISEASE | FERA

Size: 3cm | <10gm

Notes: Eats BASE | Crepuscular | Found in NSW

The Southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree) is BOREE- an OMNI species from the Mountain BiOME. As a Highly Rare animal, Rangers will need to keep her safe in their sanctuary, for although her VENOM may aid her in a Clash, her small size makes her safer kept close at hand. Whilst BOREE can survive in Forest and River BiOMEs, this is more potential than fact, for her populations have plummeted to the point where she is only found in a small stretch of bog in the mountains of New South Wales.

“Deep in the dark of the forest under a starlit night sky, RiNU emerges from a hollow log. Wind whispers through the grass - everything else is silent. She’s aware that dangers are everywhere, but as an Apex predator she must find food. Her night vision and teeth attack mean that only HARRiSii is an immediate problem, but she must also contend with a habitat getting smaller and smaller as more of the humans build houses and roads...”

ANiMOZ #001

Code: RiNU

Common name: Eastern quoll

Taxonomy: Dasyurus viverrinus

Level: APEX | Form: PREDATOR | Status: HIGHLY RARE

BiOME: Forest + Scrub

Overcomes: Flood

Powers: NIGHTVISION | TREECLIMB

Weaknesses: HARRiSii | APEX-WING

Size: 70cm | 1.2kg

Notes: Eats Omni, Herb, Base | Nocturnal | Found in Tasmania/Reintroduced in southern NSW

The Eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) is RiNU - an APEX Predator from the Forest BiOME. At just 70cm long, some Rangers may underestimate RiNU - but her prey certainly doesn’t! With a vicious hunting ability, she can use her superior vision at night along with her Treeclimb power to surprise ANiMOZ critters of varying sizes. But in a Clash, Rangers must try to avoid RiNU coming across HARRiSii or an APEX-WING species. As a Highly Rare creature, she is a critical part of any Forest Ranger’s Sanctuary, but you may have to decide between an important, Rare species in there or a powerful Apex predator in a Clash!

SPECIES BIO COMING SOON:

BOYDii!

CiNE!

BRACHY!

DESTRUCTOR!

ECTO!

ENSiS!

EQUES!

FOLCEN!

FORSTER!

FULi!

GANDJii!

GANTEUS!

GiGA!

EXiMi!

GOLi!

HERMAN!

HARRiSii!

HORRiD!

iNGO!

iRLiNG!

KREF!

LANDi!

LEPiD!

MENGDEN!

MiCRODON!

MODESTA!

MONTE!

NOVA!

OBES!

PEELii!

RiA!

REUS!

RiACU!

RUFUS!

SCiATU!

STONi!

STREN!

SUCHi!

TiBi!

TORO!

ViRiD!

XANTHO!

YAN!

STRiGO!

PARVU!

LAGOTi!

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