By mega raptor
March 3rd, 2000
Today, Hammond called me to his office. I was very shaky, because I had been daydreaming a lot lately. I was surprised when Hammond gave me a promotion. My job: to make operation D.IN.OS. (D.uplication of IN.cubated O.rganismS.) a success. The idea: use genetic technology to extract DNA from paleo amber and fossils, and then use the DNA to create dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. They would then be placed into a park setting, and research will also be done when the park opens. Hammond gave me blueprints of the facilities to start the park. He also gave me files of my management team, though I am yet to look over them. I had better if I want to keep my job.
March 4th, 2000
I looked over the files today and am impressed with the jobs of all of them. The management team is made up of:
- Ray Arnold, chief computer programmer.
- Robert Muldoon, head of security
- Henry Wu, chief geneticist
- Alan grant, fossil hunting team supervisor
- Ellie Sattler, dinosaur manager
- Ed Regis, head of public relations
I find it an impressive lineup, I’ve heard about almost all of them. Apparently Hammond’s motto, “no expense spared” is true.
Hammond also said he will soon send me 3-d maps of the sites the Costa Rican government provided for INGEN. Finally, he said 2 DNA capsules have already been prepared for the park.
March 5th, 2000
Today, Hammond got a fossil hunting team for me. He said that when we get the park going, I can hire more teams. He also got more construction crews hired, mainly in Costa Rica. I also found my island: isla muerte. The island is roughly the shape of a bent rectangle with a top of a huge triangle at the “top” and a claw like shape on the “left”. The smallest part, the bottom of the claw, is about 2 miles wide, and the widest part, at the bent rectangle, is about 14 miles wide.
I have been hearing rumors from the people that myans used to live in the island chain that the island is in. It is pretty interesting, but won’t distract me.
If only the board was happy. The island is in a storm path, but they don’t come around often. Once every few years or so is when the big ones come.
March 7th, 2000
Today, another debate came up: should the animals be able to breed or not? The board almost had me cornered, but then Henry stepped in and said that he and his staff could modify the amount of eggs the animals lay down to 2 or 3. This satisfied the board, and I also got to see the island personally, via helicopter.
At the top of the “triangle”, a flat area exists which could be good for the visitor center compound. Down the coast, on the “left” side of the triangle, a cliff faces the ocean that I think would be good for the iguanodon inn, a hotel for the park. In the “claw”, at the tip, is a small cove that I think would be good for the docks. In the bottom middle part of the “triangle”, a small chain of mountains would be good for both the pen for pacheyceplosaurus (one of my dinos) as well as the aviary and pteratops lodge. (Another hotel.) On another mountain chain, I think the safari lodge would be pretty good in that area. The water sanitation plant will probably be placed at the very point were the “rectangle” “bends”, as the island’s main river is located their. The geo plant is located at the top right of the rectangle, the windmill plant is at the summit of the highest mountain, and the tidal plant is located a mile down the beach from the dock. And finally, the herbivore and carnivore feeding compounds (all food for dinos is deployed from underground and modified to be high in lysine) are located in a large cave in the middle of the island.
Also, the 2 dinos I have are pacheyceplosaurus and parasaurolophus. The parasaur pen is across from the visitor center, but the only good views are from the rotundas that are in the visitor center and a special spot on the tour. The pen is mainly grasslands.
March 12th, 2000
Today, Hammond sent the construction crews to begin construction on areas I marked for certain sites. The construction is mainly in the visitor center, were the helipads and landing strip is, and the docks to get equipment and building supplies over. I think I will soon get several more crews over there, as I want to see the park in working order before the year is over. However, I won’t write again until everything is complete.
Sighing off, it’s yours truly.
April 19th, 2003
It’s been a while, but, yes the construction is finally done! The other workers got to work yesterday, and right now, I’m in a chopper flying to it right now.
I can see it. The island will be a great home for the dinos. Even from here, I can see it has deserts, forests, jungles, mountains, plains, and many other environments. I can also see the areas of finished construction. The safari lodge is easiest to see, because of it’s position.
April 21st, 2003
The fossil hunting team left today, for England. I have 4 specific dinosaurs I would like to see as far as fossils: baryonyx, metricanthus, iguanodon, and compsognathus. They’ll send us whatever they find, when they find it. And hopefully, they will find amber that has the same DNA I want. I also put an ad up for a 4 more fossil hunting teams.
Also, I had the first eggs created today, and they should hatch in a month. Wu is also working on creating a special serum to reduce hatching and growing time.
April 28th, 2003
Today, we received some medium quality compy fossils. The analysis is about 12 hours, so it will be done soon. I figure they will provide us with maybe about 10 percent of the DNA. I think I’ll also look on the fossil market and get more specimens.
I also received mail about a dino rating system, in which the dinos are rated on a scale of 1 to 10 by extensive surveys. The highest rated English dino is baryonyx, with 4 stars.
April 28th, 2003
The analysis is done and Wu just sent an e-mail telling me that the analysis resulted in 33% compy DNA. I need 50 percent to breed it, but I don’t want to do that until I have 80 to 100% DNA, so it stays alive longer. (The DNA they use to fill in is that of a reptile’s or bird’s, meaning sooner death.)
May 6th, 2003
Alan said he sent us a skeleton of a baby baryonyx, low quality. He said it was sent by priority mail, so it should arrive here in a few days.
Meanwhile, I’ve been exploring the island and I found some ruins on a cliff overlooking the “claw.” I heard myans used to live in this island chain, but I had no idea they were here. I should explore it with the choppers Muldoon ordered.
May 9th, 2003
Today, more fossils arrived. The skeleton is pretty neat, and after we have it analyzed, it will probly be put on display.
I haven’t told anyone about the ruins yet, and I think it might be my little secret. Also, I’ve been looking around more and found a few more ruins.
Finally, Henry told me he has set up some research labs in the visitor center and he asked me what project I want them to start. After looking around, I found something-a monorail system, bringing visitors to the visitor center from their hotel, or to other hotels. I agreed on that, and Wu said research will take 1 month. ( The reason for research is the pylons need to be heavy duty, because we could easily get a t-rex that could destroy the pylons with one sweep.)
May 19th, 2003
Today, our first dinos hatched. Both species seem peaceful, but I’ve seen the pacheys play fighting, I assume that this will be how they battle for mates when they are adults.
Both species were moved into a “maze” of holding pens, that we call the nursery facility. It’s fused with the animal control sub-compound, and is were we raise each of the hatchling dinos until they are sub-adults and are release size. The animals are grouped by species, and with the amount of pens, we can hold 50-something species at a time.
Also, I’m sorry that I didn’t write when extractions were done, but I forgot. Anyways, the skeleton contained 41% iguanodon DNA. A surprise we got was it also contained a small amount of compy DNA too, raising it up to 35% DNA.
May 25th, 2003
Today, Muldoon ordered 8 helicopters, as well as a nervously large amount of weapons today. He must think the park is really unsafe, because he even ordered 3 missile launchers.
I’m also still exploring the area were I found the ruins, and I found a large cave, filled with what seems to be the ruins of an ancient city! I would call archaeologists, but they will almost defiantly find out what we are doing, so, until the park opens, it will remain my secret…
June 5th, 2003
Today, I looked at a fossil market, and to speed things up, I ordered high quality fossils of all of the English dinosaurs to get things going.
Also, Muldoon’s choppers arrived today. He hire a few engineers to make modifications, though what he could do I don’t know.
June 8th, 2003
Today, my fossils arrived (early in the morning) and were analyzed. We have: 19% baryonyx DNA, 23% metricanthus DNA, 66% iguanodon DNA, and 63% compsognathus DNA.
Also, Alan sent us an e-mail telling me that the fossil hunting teams had found a good quality metricanthus skull, and had sent it over.
Finally, Wu’s monorail began construction today. Estimation say it may take a few months to finish.
June 14, 2003
Today, Alan’s specimen arrived, and is being analyzed. It’s high quality, and should give us around 50% of the DNA.
Also, one of the pacheys escaped last night. We followed its tracks into the forest, then lost track of it somewhere around the mountain chain.
June 15, 2003
The specimen is finished with analyzation, and we now have 56% metricanthus DNA right now. I also purchased 2 more high quality compy fossils; I’m practically going crazy because we don’t have any new ones.
June 18, 2003
Today, the compy fossils arrived, and because they arrived around 8:00, are now analyzed and we have 100 percent compy DNA. I told Alan to send all the compy fossils he finds over here until we have a full skeleton, and then he can sell the ones he finds.
We also found the pachey, in the safari lodge eating some food from Les Gigantes, the restaurant located in the safari lodge compound. The animal is now safer, but in relatively the same location as the cage doors went up today and the dinos were released into their pens. It appears to be breeding season, as the pacheys are already fighting over females.
Finally, a new pen began construction today for the compies in the pine forest at the same area as the water treatment plant.
July 23rd, 2003
Today, the compies hatched. We have around 50, I believe, but that number will increase as they breed and we hatch more.
Also, we received a shipment from Alan today that contained a ribcage and skull of a baryonyx, and another Metricanthus skull.
Since we have so much of the DNA for each, I had 2 pens made for them. Baryonyx’s is located on the other side of the water treatment plant, were it can fish at the main river. Metricanthuse’s is the next pen on the tour after the parasaur pen.
July 24th, 2003
Today, analysis was finished, and we have 45% baryonyx DNA, and 78% metricanthus DNA.
Alan also said he got a metricanthus skull (medium quality) and sent it over to me, as well as a few medium quality baryonyx fossils.
August 6th, 2003
Today, the monorail finished. I also chose a new project from Wu’s list, called the super extractor. It speeds up genetic extraction.
Also, some of Alan’s fossils arrived, and analysis is done. We have 86% metricanthus DNA and 61% baryonyx DNA.
And finally, the compy pen is done. It seems the other 2 pens will follow in a few weeks.
August 25th, 2003
The other 2 pens were finished today, so as soon as we get 100% of the other dinos, I’ll have them bred.
Also, the pachey mating season seems to be over, as the pacheys are making nests. The hatching period is theoretically about a month, so it won’t be long before we have the second generation of pacheys.
And finally, we released the compies today because they had reached adult size. The animals like their new pen, but perhaps the new environment is causing new behavior because the animals are eating their own dung. We’ll observe them, and see if we should move them to a new enclosure.
September 1st, 2003
We’ve been observing the compies for a few days now, and believe that they are eating their dung out of instinct. Thus, an idea came up. What if we rotate the compie’s food with dung from other animals, as well as sell it to farmer like originally planned? (The dung is lysine rich, making it a good fertilizer.)
September 8th, 2003
Today, research was finished on the super extractor, and it was tested out when a small shipment of fossils arrived. When finished (in just 6 hours) it revealed that we had finished metricanthus and baryonyx DNA. With the pens finished, we had them bred. I wanted 6 baryonyxes, and 3 metricanthus.
Having gotten what I wanted (for now) I moved the fossil hunting team to the Morrison formation, in search of brachiosaurus, ceratosaurus, dryosaurus, dilophosaurus, camarosaurus, apatosaurus, diplodocus, and stegosaurus.
September 18th, 2003
A new research project was chosen. Known as the sentry turret, it uses automated targeting systems to attack renegade dinosaurs with poison darts to bring it down. It can also be manually controlled through any Jurassic park computers. The research will take 2 months.
Also, we have received a stegosaurus fossil of high quality. The analysis gave us 25 percent DNA, so we are about a quarter there.
September 25th, 2003
Today we received a reply for the want-ad I put out for fossil hunting teams. We now have 2 teams, doubling the excavation speed.
I also saw the first of the pachey hatchlings today. They seem to stay within a foot of their parents, and they seem to be very parental.
Finally, Muldoon showed me the result of his chopper modification project. He modified the chopper by adding a visitor rescue harness, allowing visitor rescue to be done with ease, adding a net launcher to the bottom, a small tranquilizer launcher controlled from the cockpit, a special, retractable seat that has a mounted machine gun (browning ma duce) that can be used as well as a sniper rifle, and a large area inside to keep visitors in case of emergency. 2 of each of the choppers can be found at the visitor compounds (visitor center, pteratops lodge, safari lodge, and iguanodon inn) at special buildings Muldoon calls ranger stations. Modified jeeps and hummers designed to catch dinos can also be launched from the stations.
October 7th, 2003
Today, the new animals hatched. The metricanthuses are fiercely territorial, biting the other dino if they come to their 3rd of the pen.
The baryonyxes, however, are very friendly to one another, apparently showing other their way to fish, trying to be friendly, and acting as if they don’t mind the other dinos. They do, as expected, fish.
Today, we also got to test Muldoon’s new choppers, as a pachey escaped to the plains and caused a stampede, and we had to hit the pachey 5 times with darts before it fell asleep, and we could use a small hook Muldoon added that held onto the net so we could easily move it back to its pen.
Finally, I’m thinking of using the choppers to explore the southern cliffs, were I found the ruins and might find more.
October 28th, 2003
Today, more dinosaurs (of varying species) hatched. The animal that hatched most was the parasaur, for unknown reasons.
Also, we received a shipment of 2 amber specimens, and analysis gave us 63 percent stegosaur DNA, 42 percent brachiosaur DNA, and 49 percent dryosaur DNA. (One mosquito had 2 DNA codes inside.)
And finally, I’ve decided to go shopping for fossils again and find a few brach fossils.
November 7th, 2003
Today, we received a fossil shipment from both Alan and the fossil market. The one from the fossil market contained enough DNA to complete the brachiosaur strand. The one from Alan gave us 69 percent dryosaurus DNA, and 76 percent stegosaurus DNA.
November 18th, 2003
Today, research on the sentry turret finished, and I had 4 built around the baryonyx and metricanthus pens. I also chose a new project: the security tank. Armed with a long range and powerful fire, camouflage, and tough armor, it is easily the strongest of our security forces. The research will take 1 month.
We also got another shipment of fossils, giving us 58 percent dryosaur DNA, and 21 percent ceratosaurus DNA.
December 12th, 2003
Today, we received another shipment from Alan, containing some low quality dryosaur fossils. The analysis gave us 78 dryosaur DNA.
Also, Wu says research is going well on the security tank, and he even gave me a demo showing the tank’s firepower, as the tank, on autopilot, made a shot of an inflatable T-rex from 300 feet away.
Finally, the brachiosaurs hatched and were sent to the nursery facility.
December 20th, 2003
Today, the security tank was completed, and several are at the ranger stations. Muldoon was pleased with my decision; he thought the tanks would help stop the overgrown lizards.
Also, I chose my new research project: the advanced hatchery system. It uses a new heating system, as well as separating the eggs in square bases and the table has a rail to keep the bases inside. The square bases allow for faster removal and more comfort for the hatching dinosaur. Wu guarantees that it will hatch dinosaur twice as faster than the original, cutting hatchery time down to 2 weeks. It takes 1 month for research to finish the project.
January 12th, 2004
Today, Alan sent us a shipment of fossils that contained enough dryosaur fossils to easily complete the strand and we now have a total of 32 dryosaur eggs that we hope to hatch.
January 21st, 2004
Today, the new research project began, and the advanced hatchery system was finished. With the upgrade, the dryosaur eggs hatched in a few hours.
Also, the new project is the growth booster, which speeds up dinosaur growth.
And finally, we got another fossil hunting team, adding to the speed of the excavation.
February 8th, 2004
Today, we released the new species. They seem to ignore each other, and socialize with others of their own species.
We also received a high quality specimen of stegosaurus, raising the percentage up to 94%. I’m really stressing Alan to find a low quality stego fossil, to complete the strand. Any other quality of the species, and I want him to sell it.
February 16th, 2004
Today, we got the specimen I’d hoped for: one to complete the stego strand.
Also, to get the team moving to another site, I ordered a bunch of dilophosaur fossils, though not enough to complete the strand.
However, that problem will be solved soon, as we also received some medium quality dilophosaur specimens. So, we will have yet another 2 new additions to the park.
And so I moved the fossil hunting teams to Brazil, in search of ceradactylus, giganotosaurus, herrarosaurus, megaraptor, and carnotorus.
March 2nd, 2004
Today, the fossil market shipment arrived, resulting in a complete strand of the dilophosaur.
Also, we received a high quality harrarosaurus fossil. The fossil gave us 21 percent. Also, Alan said that this morning, his teams found a high quality ceradactylus fossil and medium quality carnotorus and herrarosaurus fossils.
And finally, the stegosaurs hatched, and are so cute, though they have strange behavior: they make an odd circular motion.
March 18th, 2004
Today, we received the specimens, and the growth booster was done. The booster once again speeds up growth, and thanks to the upgrade, we could release the stegs. They too, went into the same pen as the brachs, but instead of the plains, they live in the forest known as the “ancient forest.”
Also, DNA is up to: carnotorus, 31 percent, herrarosaurus, 37 percent, ceradactyl, 27 percent.
And finally, the dilophosaurs hatched. They can spit up to 50 feet, and the spit contains 7 lethal toxins that can blind and eventually paralyze victims.
March 29th, 2004
We received 3 amber specimens from the fossil hunting team. Analysis gave us 78 percent herrarosaurus DNA, 71 percent ceradactylus DNA, and carnotorus 75 percent.
Also, the metricanthus went over the brink today. They all tried to escape, and Muldoon, saying they were to aggressive, demanded they be moved to temporary pens in the animal control sub-compound, so we can observe them, understand their violent tendencies, and find a way to make them less aggressive.
A big surprise we received was the metricanthus used their tongue in the fight, and after looking thorough the DNA log, discovered the problem: we used a small amount of African bull frog DNA to add to the strand, and the result was the odd tongue. After observation, we found they use it to pull in prey to its mouth.
April 29th, 2004
Today, we received a high quality herrarosaurus specimen. It allowed us to complete the herrarosaur strand.
Also, the biggest metricanthus (the female) escaped and killed 5 workmen before Muldoon and his chopper fleet was able to tranquilize it. It also knocked out the power for an hour, which almost caused the rest of our dinos to escape.
May 12th, 2004
Today, new the research project was chosen: the ultimate hatchery system, wu calls it. In addition to the best heating system available, it uses a large lid to keep warmth in, robotic arms to rotate the eggs, and specialized “hatchery bots” that pick up the egg’s square and take it to the nursery. It will take a month for research, but should cut in half hatching time.
The herrarosaurs also hatched, so we had to build a new pen, but it shouldn’t take long. On the bright side, we’re very proud of our current dino selection.
May 29th, 2004
Finally, we can put the aviary to use! Today, the specimens to complete the ceradactyl strand arrived. I’m pretty happy, because I’ve been waiting to see the aviary put to use. It’s also a good opportunity to use the river adventure ride, which will start in the aviary, and go throughout the island’s river system, then back through a canal to the Jurassic outfitters gift shop. The ride also shows people the area were dinos will be most, so you have a better chance of seeing dinos, and, supposedly, allows a better view of the pterosaurs.
June 3rd, 2004
Today we released the herrarosaurs into their new pen. Located at the tip of the island’s claw, it splices 3 environments: mountain, forest, and jungle.
Also, Wu says he’ll be done with the project on the 10th, I hope he’s right. It will get the ceradactyls hatched, and hopefully, out into the wild soon after.
June 10th, 2004
Today, the research project was finished, and the upgrade hatched the ceradactyls. They live in a special pen that has a clear dome over it, so they don’t fly away. It also seems flying is instinctive for them.
We also, relieved an amber specimen from Alan that gave us 42 percent megaraptor DNA. I decided to move the teams to Mongolia in search of velociraptor, gallimimus, and homalocepele.
Finally, I ordered enough apatosaur specimens to complete the entire strand and we can look forward to them.
June 17th, 2004
The new fossils arrived, so we have a new hatchery table of apatosaur eggs.
We also got a new fossil shipment, which gave us 53 percent megaraptor DNA.
And finally, we were able to release the ceradactyls because of their small size and quick growth rate.
June 29, 2004
After 2 weeks of anticipation, the apatosaurs have hatched. They’re quite cute, but seem to be aggressive to their own species. They don’t act as a herd, but we think that they will as they grow up.
I’m also thinking of hatching some mega raptors, as they are theoretically quite an attraction. I had Wu tamper with the size genes, and, according to Wu, they can now grow to up to 25-30 feet! I also moved the crew to South America to find mega raptor fossils.
July 17th, 2004
Today, the apatosaurs were released. They have formed a herd. The leader is one I call “Red Back,” because it has a reddish-brown back.
Their pen is the same as were we hope to have large herbivores in, so we already have any other large herbivores in it, like stegosaurus.
July 28th, 2004
I’ve been observing the herrarosaurs, and I think they might be breeding on the mountain top. Muldoon has armed the toxin rifles with a laser aim, and he is sending a special task force of special rangers to eliminate some eggs so that there is only 1 or 2 per nest.
August 6th, 2004
The crew was launched on the mission. All the eggs were just as they should be, and there was only 1 in 6 of the nests, and 2 in 4 of the nests.
The only wounded team member was the leader, who charged into the nesting ground and was attacked by the males. He is actually fine, but he is thinking about resigning.
August 23rd, 2004
The new herrarosaurs have hatched. Apparently, they inherited the growth booster genes, and they are growing at an only slightly slower rate.
Wu has had his teams working on reducing the form of the growth booster to dart form.
August 30th, 2004
The new darts have been tested. They are currently being used on mission to hit the herrarosaur hatchlings, and we also plan on introducing it into their food.
September 15th, 2004
We received a large mega raptor skeleton, and we have created the strand. The pen is on construction, but they think they can have it finished before the end of the year. I’m looking forward to creating mega raptors, as I always loved raptors when I was a kid. Especially velociraptors.
November 11th, 2004
The mega raptor pen is done. How ever, INGEN wants us to wait until the park opens, because they think we should wait until we have more funds.
I also moved the fossil hunting teams to North America, and am hoping for some pteranodon and tyrannosaur fossils.
November 29th, 2004
The first pteranodon fossils have arrived. They have given us 13 percent DNA, and we have received an amber specimen that gave us 33 percent Rex DNA.
December 25th, 2004
Almost like a Christmas present, we received a small shipment of amber that gave us 100 percent pteranodon DNA. Wu and his teams are currently studying the aggressiveness levels of the 2 species to see if we should add another dome to the aviary or just add to the dome.
I also moved the team to another location, in order to find new fossils.
December 31st, 2004
We have received a new shipment of fossils, containing segiosaurus DNA. The shipment got us 31 percent DNA, and I plan on trying to find more of the fossils.
January 10th, 2005
Today, we got a new fossil shipment. It has segiosaurus DNA, and gave us 51 percent.
I also hired a new fossil hunting team, which I sent to Mongolia, along with one other team, leaving just one to find the fossils. I also bought a medium quality segiosaur fossil and a high quality velociraptor fossil.
January 28th, 2005
We got some gallimimus fossils today. They raised the amount to 19 percent. I also bought several (4) medium quality raptor fossils and 3 medium quality gallimimus fossils.
February 8th, 2005
Today, we received my order along with a high quality raptor fossil. We have 49 percent gallimimus DNA and 67 percent raptor DNA. We also received a medium quality segiosaur fossil that raised percentages to 63 percent.
Also, Muldoon is considering buying even more upgrades for the ridiculously armed vehicles and choppers. They include machine guns, motion sensor wired radar, and for the choppers, small homing missiles!
February 28th, 2005
We got 2 new high quality segiosaur fossils, which means the strand is complete. The new pen is one located deep in the forest, with large, tall redwoods that I don’t know how got on a tropical island. The forest is quite spooky, with hardly a bird as apposed to the jungle, which is quite lively. The pen should be done next month, as I have had construction going on it for a long time.
March 21st, 2005
The new pen is done, and the segiosaur eggs are half way to hatching due to the expected and actual date.
Also, Muldoon purchased a new mini-missile launcher for the chopper, and he added dual stampede seats on the hummers that are designed to herd dinos toward the car. They are above the stampede, so they are completely safe.
March 29th, 2005
The segiosaurs have hatched. They are quite interesting, as they are climbing trees. They seem to create temporary packs of 4 or 5 to hunt prey, and have good team work.
Muldoon is getting more security. He has been modifying motorcycles and gliders to act as security vehicles as well.
April 9th, 2005
We now have a full raptor strand, as well as 80 percent gallimimus DNA thanks to several amber specimens. Wu is really tampering with the structure of the DNA for raptors, saying he can make an unbelievable predator. 2 new pens have begun construction for the new animals. (One for raptors, one for small herbivores.)
I have also moved both teams to North America. We currently have:
Now, I have only a few more species before I will open the park. They are: tyrannosaurus, maisasaura, dilophosaurus, brachiosaurus, styracosaurus, eucephelosaurus, microceratops, hadrosaurus, triceratops, and othnelia. I know I can order the fossils for all but 2: tyrannosaurus and maisasaura. I’ve placed the order, and the fossils should be here soon.
April 18th, 2005
Today, we now have the other new species DNA and I am quite excited. We also got a shipment of fossils that got us 23 percent maisaur DNA.
April 28th, 2005
Wu finally got around to asking me what research project they should research. I chose the river adventure ride, a sort of tour were you ride on an inflatable raft that goes around the island’s river system until it ends at the aviary.
May 4, 2005
Today, we received a shipment of low quality masisaura fossils. We’re up to 49 percent.
The new dinos also hatched. I do find them quite interesting, especially the dilophosaur. It has an odd frill, and it actually spits into its preys eyes. The spit is currently being analyzed to see if there are any toxins and to develop an anti-venom.
May 20th, 2005
Today, we released the new species. The dilophosaurs are going to the mega raptor’s planned pen, and another one is being built for megaraptor. The others are going in either the large or small herbivore pen.
We even received a medium quality maisaur and a high quality rex fossil. This brings us up to 34 percent maisaura DNA and 24 percent Rex DNA.
May 29th, 2005
We now have the river adventure ride that we are working on building. The only problem right now is that the ceradactyls are attacking the test boats. We are currently working on research to stop this, which is what the research teams are working on.
June 12th, 2005
The teams are working on the project of making the ceradactyls and pteranodons stay away from the boats. They have a breakthrough: the pterosaurs, as well as all other dinos, dislike low pitched sounds.
June 19th, 2005
The problem with the pterosaurs is solved. Small, low frequency emitters have been placed on the river banks and are activated when a boat gets within 20 feet, and are deactivated when a boat leaves the range.
We also got a fossil shipment that got us 47 percent rex DNA and, thanks to amber, 75 percent maisaura DNA.
July 4th, 2005
We got an amber specimen from our fossils hunters, which resulted in full maisaur DNA. While the large herbivore pen is being expanded, the dinos are not yet created.
July 16th, 2005
A new amber shipment arrived that got us 86 percent rex DNA. The new extensions to the large herbivore pen are almost done, so the maisaur eggs have been created.
July 29th, 2005
With a new, high quality rex fossil, the park has enough dinos to open the park. The pen is being worked on right now, and should be done in late August or early September.
The extensions are done, and the maisaurs are hatched.
August 18th, 2005
We now have the rex pen done! With this, the tour road is being constructed to loop the park. The rex egg is being incubated, and should hatch on the 23rd.
August 23rd, 2005
The rex egg has hatched, and will certainly be a good attraction. It has great hunting skills, and can take down prey like mice down in just a few minutes. It is all very impressive for an animal of its size.
September 10th, 2005
Today, the rex was released. It’s a magnificent animal, and it has quite interesting hunting skills. Another one hatched today. The rex we do have is in a pen down were the temple cliffs are. It seems to be very interested in them, usually sleeping in the area. It usually hunts in the jungle, by the road, and tries to find a way out on the northern end of its pen, which is in forest. This part opens onto the trike pen were we put the trikes because they are highly aggressive.
September 28th, 2005
I decided to move the excavation crews back to the island, so that they can have a break while we prepare the park for opening. The park’s finishing touches (security, computer, rides, dinosaurs, small amounts of research, construction) will be rather uneventful. After that, the park will be inspected by 5 different groups who will give their opinion on different park functions, and then the park will open in early august 2006
. Signing off for 11 months, yours truly.
August 5th, 2006
Finally, everything is done! Advertising has been going on for a couple months now, so the whole world knows what’s here-they just don’t believe it. Well, I will personally greet the first of the guests to arrive, and then I will lead them on the tour. The first guests, I think, are a group of VIP paleontologists who would like to see our attractions.
August 6th, 2006
The paleontologists, as well as several other guests, arrived today. I think most of them are scared about that stupid Jurassic park trilogy and they don’t learn anything or have fun. Hammond himself came down earlier, and he finds it splendid. I can tell that he likes the trikes most of all.
I dispatched the excavation crews to North America, Texas today. I have 3 animals I want found there: deinosuchus, dimetrodon, and quetzocuatlus. We also hired 2 more excavation crews, which I sent to Italy and Africa. I want tanystropheus from Italy, and lycaenops from Africa.
August 27th, 2006
Today was a great day at the park: We were rated today, and the parks official rating is now half a star. This will hopefully get more guests in, which is what we need.
I’ve also been watching the raptors, which live in a pen near the docks, and they keep trying to hop the fence. They always fly into, get shocked, try to climb up, and then fly off from the electricity. Muldoon thinks that they are trying to get at the workers on the docks and escape the island via boat, but I don’t know. Nevertheless, I still let Muldoon put tanks, choppers, and capture trucks on patrol around the docks.
September 11th, 2006
Today, we got a fossil shipment. It contained one amber specimen, which gave us 43 percent lycaenops DNA.
Also, it turned out Muldoon was right. Arnold found the raptors via computer as they hopped the fence, and Muldoon was able to get his security to capture them. There was 4 in all, and they were able to doge security tanks until they got to the docks were they maimed 3 different workers. It was then that security turrents were able to capture the raptors.
And finally, I told archaeologists about my discovery of the ruins. They’re going to be hard to investigate with the rex guarding the temple, so we’re going to have to give them an escort.
September 16th, 2006
Today, the archeologists arrived. The escort was 2 choppers; and they easily kept the rex away from the archaeologists. I was very worried about them, but when they returned with only a small bruise, I was happy. They told me they found a pyramid on the mountains top, but it was booby trapped. The rex came back, and the escorts were out of darts. The expedition was called off, but they will try again tomorrow.
September 17th, 2006
The expedition to the temple was successful. The Mayan ruins are at least several thousand years old. They believe that they made sacrifices from the temple, and they believe that the victim’s skeletons might be located some were around here. They have also discovered several crypts containing warriors. They are booby trapped, so they dared not enter. They believe that some type of battle or war happened on this island or a nearby one, explaining the crypts.
September 29th, 2006
A fossil shipment containing a medium quality tanystropheus fossil arrived. This raises it up to 13 percent. Another shipment arrived gave us 21 percent deinosuchus DNA. I’ve been doing research on the habitats for the animals, and I have ordered construction on a pen in the marsh lands for deinosuchus, a pen with half of the herbivore lake for tanystropheus, another aviary dome for quetzocuatlus, and a pen in the desert cliffs for lycaenops. I’m excited about the new animals, but the ratings are a bit disappointing. The 2 highest rated, deinosuchus and quetzocuatlus are only 3 stars.
October 8th, 2006
Another shipment arrived. It contained one amber specimen from Texas, which gave us 41 percent deinosuchus DNA. I think that out of the 4 different dinos I’m currently looking for, deinosuchus is my favorite. Why? Because it is a giant, 40 foot long crocodile. It, in my opinion, is very interesting.
October 25th, 2006
Hammond and the board members have come for the weekend. They are inspecting the park, looking over all the files, hatchery and nursery care, tour, ect. I’m rather scared, especially one member named Peter Ludlow. He’s the financial director at INGEN. I almost got him fired for telling Hammond about the plot he had to replace him, and I’m sure he’ll be trying to get revenge. I wonder if anyone would notice if I took him on a helicopter ride then pushed him into the raptor pen…
October 26th, 2006
The board members have left, but Hammond is staying here for another week to enjoy the island. He lives in his bungalow, a private residence on the top floor of the employee living complex. Ludlow drove me crazy with snide little comments… I should have pushed him off the raft in the aviary when I had the chance.
November 18th, 2006
I’ve been observing the raptors again, and I think they’re breeding. I can tell because the males keep showing of their head feathers (small, thin little hairs nears the back of the head) and have been doing what is almost definitely mating calls. My observations show that they have many different vocal noises, and I have a plan for an experiment. By analyzing the skull of one, it would be quite possible to create a duplicate to be used in experiments. I need to tell Dr. Wu about this.
November 26th, 2006
I told Wu about the project, and with Muldoon’s help, we were able to catch a raptor and X-ray its head. After this, we were able to make a model. It is yet to be tested in an encounter, but this will be done sometime next month.
December 16th, 2006
We got around to testing the model. Everything was fine, and we are currently trying to analyze their vocal messages and understand their language. The only things we have translated are a loud sort of growl as well an attack command. This has started a program to try and decipher the language of the park’s inhabitants and try to communicate with them.
December 31st, 2006
Today, we received 2 shipments. One is from Africa, one is from North America. The American one gave us 28 percent quetzocuatlus DNA. The African one got us 61 percent lycaenops DNA. I can’t wait to see new dinos. The guests are getting bored with our current attractions, even if they do include rexes and raptors.
January 17th, 2007
A new project popped up today: though it doesn’t have any name yet, the project is to design a special genetics lab, capable of modifying dinosaurs to fit into environments we never dreamed of: desert, arctic tundra, deepest and thickest jungle, becoming fully nocturnal, swamp, and even the deepest canyons. It will take about 4 months, but it will be worth it. New pens for the animals are being built in a compound not far from the visitor center. It also contains a hotel for visitors, and specialized rangers are being trained for the new animals, coming in a few months.
January 29th, 2007
A new fossil shipment arrived. It contained an amber specimen from Africa. It completed the DNA strand for lycaenops. I hope it becomes a good attraction. Wu and his geneticists are working on modifying the strand, and might modify others as they have more free time.
February 15th, 2007
A new fossil arrived. It’s a medium quality deinosuchus fossil. It raised us to 54 percent. I hope we can finish the strand by summer. Fewer visitors are coming, and I think they’re bored. It’s of the utmost importance to get more species. Luckily, I moved the African team to Italy, to help things out.
We are also advancing on our communications project. More research is done on many other park specimens. I’m thinking that we should even work on cataloging them, which could even result in some sort of rough translator.
Also, the lycaenops hatched earlier. The hatching was delayed due to a bizarre power cut-offs to the hatchery. We hatched over the expected total, with a total of 15, when we planned on having only 8. They are attacking each other, training themselves. They are modified, and work as a team. They are also more aggressive, and are larger then normal. Looks like another case of the “velociraptors.” Wu once again added all the same things that made velociraptor as deadly as it is.
February 28th, 2007
The new fossils shipment arrived. The fossils are from Italy. We found a few specimens which we had no use for, and we also found 2 medium quality tanystropheus fossils, raising the amount to 34 percent.
I am also pleased to say that the lycaenops have been released. Most live in the very bottom of the desert canyon, but a few live in the cliffs and the top of the canyon. They were hard to get on tour. We had to not only to build fences on the canyon’s top, but to give the guests the ability to see the lycaenops in the canyon walls and bottom, we ended up building glass windows in the canyon, and then having a small, swirling road lead to the bottom, with several stops on the way down. We also built a small garage door at the bottom, for the jeeps to go into the canyon.
I’m a bit worried about the lycaenops, because on the canyons, the only river flows down a side gorge, into the jungle. We are planning on building an artificial spring, (or several) which will create pools on the side of the canyon, for others to drink from. We might also use it in the river adventure ride, somehow.
March 9th, 2007
We found out about the cause for the power cut-offs in the hatchery. Wu noticed that some of the auxiliary capsules (in case some of the others were destroyed) are missing. We believe that we have a spy at the park for Biosyn, InGen’s rival company. They must of some how discovered what we are doing a while back. This reminds me of the memo we received that some of InGen’s financial records were stolen and that the mainframe of InGen was hacked, with all references to DNA read. We haven’t found the culprit, so I’m worried. No staff is allowed to leave the island without an x-ray over there luggage and going through a metal detector.
March 18th, 2007
A fossil shipment arrived today. The shipment contained some amber, which I plan to sell, and a high quality deinosuchus specimen. The strand is now at 79 percent, and with only two or three more specimens, we should have the strand complete.
There pen began construction a while ago. It is designed to be like a small prehistoric lake. The lake opens out into part of the swamp were the tanystropheuse’s pen is. On the other three sides of the lake are wide open beeches with some trees on both sides of the pen to hide the fence and make it look like you are back in time at a prehistoric lake. A small section of the road is like an elevator, lowering the car into an observatory that surrounds 3 sides of the lake.
March 28th, 2007
We are advancing on our communication project. Part of our research is being used on a new version of the tour, using the mating calls of the animals to summon them into the guest’s view.
We also received an interesting surprise today: a cluster of fossilized eggs. After an x-ray, we have concluded that, amazingly, they are deinosuchus eggs. Not only will they complete the strand, they are very helpful as an example of dinosaur eggs for the exhibits in the visitor center lobby.
April 7th, 2007
The deinosuchuses hatched today. We have 7 of them. We have more than we expected, so we are making a few last minute size adjustments. Guests like the crocodiles, and I even heard that some herpetologists might come to examine them. Apparently, when an animal hatches here, the whole world finds out about it somehow.
I had our teams moved to the old South American sites in hopes of finding carnotorus. I’m trying to think of another dino, so there’re there just to keep them busy.
We also have plans to print a newspaper that would profile 2 dinosaurs, and would also talk about important events in the park, as well as normal park functions and other things that our facility tour might not have covered.
April 19th, 2007
Another fossil shipment arrived today, which gave us 85 percent carnotorus DNA. We also found something interesting while Wu was searching the genes: the carnotors have the ability to camouflage themselves by changing the color of there skin like chameleons. This has caused the theory that carnotors are the ancestors of modern day chameleons. I, at least certainly see the resemblance.
We had begun construction on a pen for the carnotors as we are expecting a fossil shipment. Alan told us that he found some partially unearthed carnotor remains. The pen won’t be done for a few months though, so we won’t have any new dinos for a while. I hope they hurry.
May 5th, 2007
The research project was completed today. As we said, it is a special building that includes a genetics lab as well as several different environments: thickest jungle, sandy desert, latest night, dampest swamp, hottest volcanic fields, and the steepest canyon.
Construction began, but it shouldn’t be done for at least 3 months. Along with the dome is a hotel called, “The camo suites.” The compound will be at the base of the northern mountain at the bottom of the “triangle.” A cable car system is also being built to connect the hotels.
And finally, the new fossil shipment gave us 100 percent carnotorus DNA. I found a place to send our fossil hunters: half are going back to Texas to search for dimetrodon fossils, while half are going to stay in South America. I forgot about the gigonotosaurus specimens that lie in wait.
May 18th, 2007
The new pen should be done in a week. We have created several carnotor eggs. They should hatch about the same time the pen is done, so in 2 weeks, we should have the carnotor pen up and running.
May 26th, 2007
Today, the carnotors hatched. They work as a team to quickly take down prey. We have 12, with 3 packs of 4. They are able to control their color changing liberally, and it’s quite impressive.
We also received a fossil shipment containing a high quality gigonotosaurus fossil. We have 24 percent gigonotosaur DNA. I think a gigonotosaurus would be a good attraction, because it is as large as a t-rex, but had a slimmer skull, was stronger, but will probably less of an attraction because it is less well known.
June 13, 2007
2 new fossil shipments are due any day now. Alan sent me an e-mail that the teams had found some good specimens.
I have also been looking through this diary. I’ve remembered many things I haven’t even given a thought since they happened. One example is the mega raptors that we haven’t even yet had created. I will have a new pen made, and when the time comes, some dino eggs.
And finally, the metricanthosaurs were killed today when they escaped their holding pen and tried to kill a tour group. The sentry turrents were able to end their rampage, but the situation was so urgent that they used poison tipped darts. However, I can almost say I’m happy about this because Wu said that he had created a sort of patch for the animals that stopped them from being as aggressive. New eggs are being created as I type these words.
June 15th, 2007
The new fossil shipments arrived. We got a medium quality gigonotosaur fossil, raising the DNA to 36 percent, and a high quality Dimetrodon fossil that got us 28 percent of its DNA.
Also, our communications project is coming along fine. We have been able to make close encounters with very dangerous species and have workers come out without a scratch. This makes me wonder, will we be able to have the safari go inside every pen for a longer time?
The only problem we had was when we sent a worker jeep to do research on deinosuchus communications. The deinosuchuses ambushed them and dragged the jeep into the water. The researchers were armed, and were able to stun the animals long enough to get out of the pen.
June 28th, 2007
The park is being inspected. Apparently, someone complained about the park’s security. I’m worried. We have had few visitors since the metricanthus escape. This could get rid of the last visitors we have. Then again, it could give us a burst of the popularity.
July 4th, 2007
We had our first 4th of July sale. Everyone got in for half price, all rides are a third off, and other attractions besides the main tour are free.
We passed our inspection, but it did little for our popularity. On the bright side, our South American team found a huge stash of amber in a dried river bed. It arrived earlier today. Though most of it won’t be helpful, I have a feeling it can complete the strand.
It’s been a few hours since my last update, so I didn’t bother starting a new section. We have 100 percent gigonotosaur DNA. We think it might be able to live with the t-rex, but we will do a couple of experiments to make sure.
I also sent the South American team to Texas to help the others. I hope they’re done soon. In the meantime, I’ve had a poll started asking guests what new dinos they would like to see.
July 18th, 2007
We received a very large fossil shipment. It contained an entire dimetrodon skeleton. The skeleton has given us 100 percent dimetrodon DNA. However, since the polls aren’t over yet (they won’t be until august 31st) I’m giving the fossil hunting team a break.
August 6th, 2007
The pens for all of our new animals finished today. We were able to gat a lot more workers since we raised the pay fir construction workers. The gigonototosaurs have hatched today, and some of the research department is doing experiments to make sure that the rex and the gigonotosaur can get along.
We are also having many of our geneticists work on the newly finished camo extreme dome. So far, the dinosaur projects we have going are a nocturnal velociraptor, a swamp t-rex, a desert dilophosaurus, and an arctic stegosaurus.
August 15th, 2007
Today, research was completed on the project with the gigonotosaurus. It can, in conclusion, stay with the rexes in there pen. The only problem is that it will have to be subject of an experimental super fast growth serum. If everything goes fine, the animal will be at it’s full size in 3 days.
Also, Wu has reported that the finishing touches are being put on the desert dilophosaur. Hopefully, it will:
August 31st, 2007
The first desert dilophosaur eggs were created today. They have a very sandy color, to blend in with the desert environment. Wu has also said that they are pretty close to completing the swamp T-rex, but he couldn’t give me any definite features.
We also received the final results for the polls. We have sent the teams to china, to dig for mamenchiosaur remains, and to Utah to find utahraptor remains.
September 8th, 2007
The desert dilophosaurs have hatched today. They have been placed in there pen early, to give them a chance to adapt to the environment they were designed for.
We also have the first arctic stegosaur and swamp t-rex eggs. The swamp t-rex:
- Is resized to be able to move quickly through the swamp
- Is very streamlined and thin
- Has webbed feet and hands
- Is smarter and a normal t-rex and hunts in groups of 3
- Blends in with the environment
The arctic stegos:
- Have been resized.
- Can live for a longer time without food
- Travel in huge herds and sleep very near each other to share body heat
- Can eat snow if it needs to get water
- Is smarter; for example it knows break ice to get to water with its tail and use snow to distract predators
September 16th, 2007
The dilophosaurs are at full size, and the swamp rexes and arctic stegos have hatched. They have also been introduced to their environment earlier than normal dinosaurs. The nocturnal velociraptor eggs have been created. The nocturnal ones are no different from their diurnal counterparts except they are nocturnal and eat different things.
We have also designed a special pen for them. The pen is designed with special lights that make it think that night is day and that day is night.
We also received a Chinese fossil shipment. It contained a medium quality and a low quality mamenchiosaur fossil. We have 18 percent mamenchiosaur DNA.
October 18th, 2007
We have 4 new camo extreme dinos: a lava t-rex that is smarter, smaller, can live in over 200 degrees Fahrenheit, a desert pacheycephleosaur that can live in over 150 degrees, lives solitarily, can live for about six months without water, a jungle pteranodon that is smaller, more agile, and can weave amazingly fast, and finally, a canyon compy that can climb amazingly well, can fall from about 100 feet and live, and has great survival skills.
November 8th, 2007
We got a fossil shipment from Utah. It is 2 high quality fossils. We have 44 percent Utahraptor DNA.
We also have opened the camo extreme dome and the hotel to the public. They really seemed to like it, but I hope we can get enough animals to keep them interested.
November 28th, 2007
We have one new camo extreme dino: a canyon T-rex. Like the canyon compy, it has great climbing and foraging skills. It is also very strong, and for shelter it can even break open shallow caves.
We also have received very good news: the park will play host to the 2008
paleontology conference. The conference will take place in either July or August. I think that this may help to burst our popularity, but I’m not sure.
December 16th, 2007
Today, the new jurassic park website came online. The website features a park map, links to purchase tickets and reservations at the hotels on the island, info on our attractions, and dinosaur info.
Also, we received a fossil shipment today from china. The mamenchiosaur specimen we received was at medium quality, so we have 29 percent mamenchiosaur DNA.
And finally, we have one new camo extreme dinosaur:
a lava pteranodon. It can stand a higher temperature than a normal pteranodon, is extremely light to keep the narrow ledges it roosts on from tumbling down, can go for 4 months without food and water, has only a 6 foot wingspan, and can dig for the clay it uses to make its nest with advanced claws on its wings.
December 25th, 2007
Today, since it’s the only day of the year that the park isn’t open, I got a chance to take a look at the animals. It seems that at least 4 species are breeding at this time of year.
The animals at the camo extreme dome, however, seem to be less happy. I think that I may need to have the dome expanded.
- Have a different type of spit. Instead of blinding the prey, it will be very stick and dry quickly in the desert heat, causing the prey to be stuck to it’s place
- Will have a different coloring. It will help to camouflage it in the desert environment.
- Will hunt in packs, working as a team
- Will be resized so that it needs less water. It will also be able to go for at least a month without water.
- Will have sharper claws to help attack prey with.
January 12th, 2008
A new fossil shipment arrived today. An amber shipment from china, it wielded surprising results. Instead of mamenchiosaur DNA, we ended up with the DNA if a completely unknown animal that we aren’t even looking for. The crew that was digging said that they are digging near a deep, remote canyon. Wu has been looking through the DNA, and possibly, the animal has about a 40 foot wingspan. This has led me to believe that the animal is a giant pteranodon, an obscure species from south Asia. So, for now, we’re sure that the species is a giant pteranodon and we have 38 percent of its DNA.
January 28th, 2008
Another fossil shipment from Utah arrived today. The fossil shipment is one medium quality utahraptor specimen. It has raised the DNA percentage to 55 percent Utah raptor DNA. I’m also looking at other dinosaurs that I might want to see in the park. Animals I might want to see include proceratosaurus, ornithosuchus, chasmosaurus, spinosaurus, scuttosaurus, estomonosuchus, plesiosaurus, and celeophysis. Proceratosaurus, chasmosaurus, plesiosaurus and celeophysis are my top priorities. Ornithosuchus, scuttosaurus, and estomonosuchus are very rare, so I will purchase there fossils via the fossil market. Finally, the spinosaurus is species that, thanks to the reputation it got from jurassic park 3, is disliked and so our last priority. February 9th, 2008
February 20th, 2008
A fossil shipment from Mongolia arrived. It contained a medium quality giant pteranodon specimen and a high quality mamenchiosaur fossil. We have 51 percent mamenchiosaur DNA and 48 percent giant pteranodon DNA.
We know that the mystery DNA was from giant pteranodon because the computer recognized similarities in the code and advised the geneticists to add them instead of creating a new container.
Wu also gave me a preview of a camo extreme dino his teams were working on: a lava gallimimus. The animal has enhanced sight, hearing and smell, has an expanded diet, (in the park, it is only a herbivore, with the gene “sealed off” for safety regulations.) and finally, it is smaller and more agile, in case of a carnivore attack of volcano eruption.
February 27th, 2008
The first of the lava gallimimus were released today. The guests ignore them though; a lot of them are focused on the tropic pen. I think Wu will take advantage of this, and work on a tropic animal or two. Today we also received a shipment from the fossil market: a high quality estomonosuchus fossil. We have 43 percent estomonosuchus DNA.
March 9th, 2008
Very bad news. A power surge knocked down 5 power lines in different areas. Before we could fix them all, a metricanthus, the rex, all the raptors, a trike, 3 dimetrodons, 12 gallimimus, 7 parasaurs, and a lycaenops escaped there pens. 5 gallimimus, 6 parasaurs, all three dimetrodons, the lycaenops, and the trike were captured. So we have all the raptors, 1 rex, one trike, 7 gallimimus, and the parasaurs to recapture. The park has been closed to visitors and Muldoon has gone crazy. He is demanding a special security command center located in the mountains, and funding to develop specialized vehicles designed for the sole purpose of capturing renegade dinosaurs. I’ve seen drawings of all terrain flat bed trucks with radar and a small observation crane. Of a car that has a rocket launcher on the back. Of an ATV that has a front bumper as a winch. Of a helicopter that has a double boa launcher and an open sided cock pit. Of a car who has a backward mounted net launcher. Of mini submarines armed with tranquilizer torpedoes. And even vehicles I cannot describe. His demand is outrageous, but he’s the best in his field, as are all the experts here. I need to keep him here. So, I have no choice but to give him what he wants. Muldoon will be very happy, and we can get the dinos back in their pens. Who knows? Maybe if we get more vehicles and weapons ready, we can get ready for a possible escape of all the dinos, if this ever happens.
March 14th, 2008
We found the last of the herbivores today. None of them were seemingly injured, but I had them placed in the veterinary pens for inspection. Veterinary pens are sort of like temporary retirement homes for dinosaurs. The pens are on display, available for anyone who wants to see them. If the animal is safe, people may even be able to come inside the pen and encounter it. I also found out Muldoon is having more then just vehicles created. In his compound are the signs that he is building a major arsenal with more then just standard weapons. He is designing weapons like double boa launchers, tranquilizer bazookas, smart bombs that release a sleep gas on contact, grappling hook launchers, back mounted net launchers, and many other weapons. I can’t do anything though, because I allowed him to use the money freely. I think I regret that.
March 23rd, 2008
We found the rex outside the compound gates today. We were also able to capture 4 of the raptors, and had a homing chip placed on the leader. We should have the other animals tomorrow. Hammond also sent me a possession of: a complete fossilized archaeopteryx specimen, celebrating my 5 years of park management. The fossil yielded 100 percent DNA as it is very high in quality. The archaeopteryxes are to be placed in aviaries across the park in different compounds, as a sort of demonstration of our work. Finally, we received a high quality ornithosuchus fossil raising our percentage to 24 percent. We also received a fossil shipment from Utah. The utahraptor specimen is medium quality, we have 67 percent utahraptor DNA.
It’s about midnight right now, but it’s still March. Muldoon says he and his rangers found the raptors and I can hear the whirring of the helicopter blades as they speed towards the visitor center, ready to place their precious cargo were it belongs.
This ends the incident, and the park is officially reopened. After the incident though, I know Muldoon is going to really work on security. I know he already had built a lot of net traps, and he’s reinforced all of the capture and transport cages, but I wonder what else he’s doing. He told me he would have some vehicles ready to show me in early April, and I also know the JP ranger HQ will be finished about then.
April 8th, 2008
Muldoon was able to show me some of the first of his work: A helicopter with a double boa launcher built into the landing legs. Small and compact, it is only big enough for one person. Another vehicle was the D.A.R.T; a motorcycle with a tranquilizer missile built in, and attached is a small, 5 foot long cage. Inside the cage are restraints for a dino, thus giving it the name: Dino Auto Restraint Trap or D.A.R.T. for short. His finished weapons a mounted tranquilizer rifle, designed for compound defense, a special launcher, loaded with modified desert dilophosaur saliva, a back mounted missile launcher with changeable CCs for different size dinos, and a snare trap that looks like leaves to camouflage it.
None of them seem extremely helpful for dinosaur catching, but the ranger HQ looks good. I’ve been to it. It’s located in the mountains, in an isolated area. It is the main command center for all the ranger stations, and has its own garage for all of Muldoon’s vehicles, offices for all the major rangers, pens for animals that can’t be in the park, bunkers for emergency situations, a large room desighned to hold all of the weapons that might come up, an engineering lab for creating vehicles and weapons, and many other things. I just hope we don’t have to use it.
April 20th, 2008
Muldoon had some more vehicles and weapons to show to me. One of them (or should I say “Some of them”?) were the helicopters with double boa launcher built in, but they were built for the different environments that exist in the camo extreme dome. Another vehicle was called the jungle cruiser. It was an open, all terrain truck. In the back was a machine gun loaded with tranquilizer darts. On the passenger side was a grappling hook launcher built into the door that could be fired with the press of a button on the dash board. And attached to the hood was a net trap that when activated would spring forward onto a dinosaur in front.
And finally, he showed me a motorcycle, with a snare mounted on top and a tranquilizer rifle built into it. For the weapons, he showed me a tranquilizer bazooka, a grappling hook launcher, a backpack that launched smart bombs, and an electrifying snare. We also received fossil shipments from the fossil market and Mongolia. We have 64 percent estomonosuchus DNA and 74 percent giant pteranodon DNA.
I know I should be happy about all this, but I can’t. I’ve been hearing odd noises in the hall of the employee living complex lately and I think we have spy in our midst.
April 29th, 2008
We received a fossil shipment from Mongolia today. We have 74 percent mamenchiosaur DNA and 79 percent giant pteranodon DNA. Tonight, I’m going to head down to the control room and the genetics lab. I think that they will try and meet some were in the visitor center. I’m going to bring a Spas 12 I took from the Ranger HQ. I’m going to tell Muldoon about it, and see if he can get some rangers to come with me. I need to find out what is going on before we lose DNA or some one gets hurt. I just got back from what may well be the scariest experience of my life. The spies were from biosyn. They had captured and freed 5 of our raptors inside the visitor center and set the power off. When we found them, they were dead on the floor. We searched there pockets and found DNA of every species in the park. They were spies from biosyn, trying to steal DNA. Then, we heard a snarl. Behind us were 3 of the raptors that the workers had set free. The rangers held them off, and one of them whispered, “You need to go get the power on. Mr. Arnold and Mr. Muldoon have the security features on, we just need power. Go! Go!” I Dashed down the hall, and found my way to a rotunda. Facing the maintenance shed. I could see something moving, but I didn’t know what it was. I blasted the widow open and jumped down, landing in a tree.
Then I saw what was moving: A mega raptor! It lunged forward, and then pounced. I rolled out of the tree and into the foliage. I ran. Then, the mega raptor jumped in front of me. It snarled, preparing to bite. Then, I took a deep breath and rolled under it, shooting all the way. Then, what I saw scared me. I had no ammo left.
I sprinted to the door of the maintenance shed, opened up a supply closet to find a desert eagle, and then, after one shot to the head for the mega raptor, I ran inside. I fumbled around and found a flash light. I shined it around, looking for something. I walked along the wall, slowly heading down the stairs. Then I came to a metal fence with a padlock on the door. The lock had been shot open.
I continued along a straight corridor and saw a blinking light. It was the power buttons. I raced forward, smiling as I thought of what would happen to biosyn when InGen found out about how they had sent spies to cause chaos and escape with the DNA. I pulled a switch, pumped a lever, and pressed the buttons. Then, I heard a snarl. Beside me were two raptors, hidden in the darkness of the wide corridor.
They both pounced. I jumped backwards, but I didn’t fire a shot. How easily I was fooled! I thought. The raptors crept in after me. I didn’t notice them in the jungle thanks to the megaraptor fight. I waited until one of them in front, and then I shot it.
I dashed up the corridor into the night. The raptors followed me as I ran up onto the nursery complex. I could see the rangers, fighting the mega raptor. I looked around, trying to find something to distract them so I could make a break for it. I figured I could use something they remembered from there childhood to distract them. Then, I saw a crane in the middle of the facility with on the hook. I smiled, and ran almost directly under the cage. I watched as the raptors followed. They stood in front of me, ready to pounce. They didn’t notice the gunshot, or the sound of the cage dropping.
The cage fell directly on the raptors, trapping them. I watched as the mega raptor fell to the ground and the workers dashed onto the complex to tranquilize and move the raptors.
I smiled. I had returned the power, and no one had died. Everything had gone well, and when we told InGen about the spies, InGen would sue Biosyn. We would probably get the money, and we could do even better. Plus Biosyn would either end up bankrupt or just stop. I hope they’re bankrupt.
May 9th, 2008
We got an amber shipment from Utah that got us 100 percent utahraptor DNA. This is good news for us, as we haven’t had a new species in a while. Muldoon was also able to show me 2 new vehicles. One was called the jungle runner, an ATV with a grappling hook, radar, targeting software, an interactive map of the park, and special guards that protect from dino attack. Another vehicle he showed me was what he called a strike cycle. It was a motorcycle with a machine gun built in to the front and a side car that had a grappling hook launcher big enough to hold onto a velociraptor. Muldoon has also been doing upgrades to all of the security vehicles so that they have an interactive map of the park, a targeting computer, a dinosaur display and radar.
May 24th, 2008
I sent the fossil hunting team to Europe to get plesiosaur DNA. We also received a fossil shipment from the fossil market. We received both amber and fossils. We have 100 percent estomonosuchus DNA, 63 percent ornithosuchus DNA, and 81 percent scuttosaur DNA. Muldoon also showed me a new vehicle and new weapons. His vehicle was something he called a capture cruiser. It was an open vehicle with a gun mounted on top and an over head strike net attached to it. His weapons included modified rifles, a special stun gun with a changeable launching capture claw that can be help like a leash and a double fin capturing spear launched from a special rifle. I think Muldoon is going crazy with all these weapons, but since the ranger HQ was put on tour for anyone in the safari lodge, and everyone saw the weapons and vehicles, they have begun to feel a lot safer.
June 3rd, 2008
Today, the utahraptors hatched. We have 7 of them. They are playing wit each other, learning hunting skills and preparing for mating season. The estomonosuchuses also hatched, and they seem to really attract attention. They are very odd looking. It is 3 feet long, is on 4 legs, has 2 huge ears that stick out from it’s side, had horns on top of it’s head, and has large teeth sticking from its mouth like a crocodile.
We also received a fossil shipment from Mongolia. We got an amber shipment and a medium quality mamenchiosaur fossil. We have 100 percent giant pteranodon and 93 percent mamenchiosaur DNA. Finally, Muldoon showed me two more weapons: a bow and arrow loaded with tranquilizer and stun arrows and a hair trigger snare trap.
June 12th, 2008
Today, the utahraptor were released. They are in the same pen with the megaraptors. They live separately, in opposite sides of the pen. They have clear territorial boundary. We even had to build a second feeder for them.
The estomonosuchuses also were released. They live in the forest not far from the main herbivore pen.
The giant pteranodons hatched today. I say, they are quite well named! The largest one has a 4 foot wingspan, and it’s growing very quickly! By the time they’re released, they’ll have a 30 foot wingspan! When they’re at adult size and ready to breed, the normal animals will have a 40 foot wingspan, and among the geneticists, I’ve heard an interesting rumor the flock leaders will grow to have a 45 or even 50 foot wingspan! The giant pteranodons live in an isolated canyon running down from the mountains all the way to the ocean. Along the way, the canyon branches off into the lycaenops pen, the camo extreme canyon exhibit, and the park’s main water way. And finally, Wu hatched a horde of tropical and jungle dinosaurs. Wu made a tropic rex, a tropic dilophosaur, a tropic pterosaur, a tropic gallimimus, a jungle brachiosaurus, a jungle pacheycephleosaur, a jungle compy and a jungle triceratops. He also said he was working on more arctic and swamp dinos.
June 23rd, 2008
The camo extreme dinos were released today. With them, things are a bit more balanced out in the dome, with people visiting more areas of the dome. We also got the date of the 2008
paleontology conference. It should be on august 6th to august 8th. Finally, we received a fossil shipment from Europe. We received a high quality plesiosaur fossil. We have 21 percent plesiosaur DNA. Construction on a pen has begun. We plan on digging an area for a sort of reservoir, then building a canal from the river, and finally building a special mini dam that looks like a natural waterfall, to make the area look authentic. The pen will be a lake, with beaches all around, for the plesiosaurs to nest.
We will also build an aquarium underneath the beach, accessed by a subway that comes from the visitor center, and from an elevator that is part of the road. A timer will start when the guests get out, so that the guests no when to come back to the car and resume the tour.
August 6th, 2008
Sorry I haven’t written in a while. Nothing much has happened. Biosyn and InGen did go on trial, and InGen won. Biosyn has been sued for 1 million, about half of which has gone to the park. No fossil shipments arrived, both fossil hunting groups are going through really tough rock.
Anyway, the paleontology conference began today. Dino nerds from all over the world are here to meet there idols. Even Alan Grant took a break from work to come. This is great for our popularity. In addition, Wu hatched several new camo extreme dinos today. They are: arctic raptor, arctic brachiosaur, arctic t-rex, arctic dilophosaur, swamp compy, swamp ankylosaur, swamp trike, and swamp gallimimus. The paleontologists seem to really like the camo extreme dome, and a lot are staying in the camo suites. And finally, we received a fossil shipment from Mongolia. It was a high quality mamenchiosaur fossil, so we have 100 percent mamenchiosaur DNA. The paleontologists are also taking a lot of time to look at the hatchery, especially some of them who are experts on juvenile and hatchling dinosaurs.
August 15th, 2008
Today, the mamenchiosaurs hatched. They are getting along well with the brachiosaurs that hatched awhile ago. We let the two play together every day, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the friend ship will last to the pens.
I had the Mongolia group moved to Europe, and we received a medium quality fossil from the fossil market. It was an ornithosuchus fossil, so we have 74 percent ornithosuchus DNA.
August 29th, 2008
We received a medium quality fossil from Europe. It was a plesiosaur fossil. We have 32 percent plesiosaur DNA. Muldoon also showed me some new weapons and vehicles. One of his new vehicles was a flat bed truck, desighned to bring escaped dinos back to there pen. It comes with an observation crane to subdue an animal if it gets wild, radar to track dinosaurs, and several other interesting features. Another vehicle was a special truck he calls a ground tracker. It’s desighned to track dinos and to either paralyze dinos to be picked up later or to lead other vehicles to large herds of dinosaurs. And another vehicle was a special glider he built. It is desighned to move through small canyons and jungles helicopters can’t get through. It’s armed with a button triggered tranquilizer missile launcher that’s in the handle.
The weapons he showed me were a rechargeable long range tranquilizer rifle, a special capture pack that could launch a bomb emitting nerve gas effective only to dinosaurs, an underwater tranquilizer dart launcher, and a dino tame missile launcher.
September 16th, 2008
Today, we got a high quality fossil shipment from the fossil market. It was a scuttosaurus fossil, so we have 100 percent scuttosaur DNA. The eggs were created, and should hatch in a week. I also updated my list of dinosaurs I would like to see in the park. The list is, in addition to my old list,
September 23rd, 2008
The scuttosaurus hatched today. They are just as odd looking as the estomonosuchuses. They walk on 4 legs, are about 3 feet long, have bumpy skin, from the side, they’re head looks like a quarter of a circle, and they have 2 foot longs tusks growing from there chin. They are herbivores and will be released in the main herbivore pen.
October 1st, 2008
Today, we received a fossil shipment from Europe. It was an amber specimen and we got 63 percent plesiosaur DNA. I have moved about half of the groups in Europe to Africa. I hope we can get the 3 animals we want there soon. Muldoon also showed me another vehicle he had desighned: a motorcycle that can reach speeds of 100 miles per hour, has a medium range tranquilizer cannon mounted in front and is desighned to rescue stranded visitors and quickly get them back to the nearest compound.
October 19th, 2008
Today, Wu released two new species for the arctic and night areas of the camo extreme dome: a night brachiosaur and a night dilo, and an arctic compy and an arctic ankylosaur. Muldoon also showed me some new weapons. One of them was a quick fire tranquilizer missile launcher. Another was a launching dinosaur stun prod. The last one was a dinosaur grabber, which was basically a hand held claw that would hold onto a dino so it could be tranquilized. Muldoon has also came up with a special armor desighned to be used in dangerous missions. It has a special hook on dino grabber.
November 9th, 2008
We received a fossil shipment from Africa. It was a medium quality charcarodontosaur fossil. We have 13 percent charcarodontosaur DNA. I also asked the fossil market if they had any cryolophosaur fossils. They said yes, and they would happily reserve cryolophosaur fossils for us, since InGen is their best customer. So we have that set up, and I ordered a medium quality cryolophosaur fossil today. It should arrive in a week.
November 16th, 2008
Today, the cryolophosaur fossil arrived today. We have 12 percent cryolophosaur DNA. We got another fossil shipment from Europe today. It is a low quality plesiosaur fossil. We have 71 percent plesiosaur DNA. And finally, the plesiosaur pen was done today. It isn’t yet magnetized, so the explorers can’t go through the road. We’ll magnetize it some time next year, when the plesiosaur strand is complete.
December 4th, 2008
A fossil shipment arrived from Africa. It was a low quality spinosaur fossil. I’ve been spending more time around the visitors, and it seems spinosaur is a lot more popular then I thought. It seems that a lot of people would like it if we got a spinosaur. If it’s popular enough, it may even be a dinosaur in the camo extreme dome. Also, to celebrate winter, Wu came up with a few more arctic dinos. He came up with: arctic raptor, arctic pteranodon, and arctic ankylosaurus.
December 25th, 2008
We received a high quality plesiosaur fossil. But here’s the odd part: It wasn’t from the fossil hunting teams! One of the guards found it on the visitor center door step. It seems someone wishes us good luck, and since it is Christmas day, most of us think of it as a Christmas present. We now have 94 percent plesiosaur DNA. Also in response to the winter cheer (even though it is a tropical island) Muldoon has came up with several arctic assault vehicles and weapons.
Today, we got the first fossil shipment from the fossil market. It was a high quality estomonosuchus fossil, (21 percent DNA,) a high quality scuttosaurus fossil, (19 percent,) and a medium quality ornithosuchus fossil (9 percent.) Wu’s teams have also made a very interesting new camo extreme environment: tropics. Dinosaurs that can survive on tiny, isolated islands no bigger than a square mile. With smaller bodies, the ability to drink salt water, fishing skills that may even not exist in normal species, and several other different features. The environment made it’s debut today with it’s first 2 species, the tropical raptor and the tropic ankylosaurus. Finally, the extensions we planned on the camo extreme dome have began construction.