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ABC Zoos (taken to an entirely literal level)

Discussion in 'Fantasy Zoos' started by Scottish Wildcat, 29 Sep 2017.

  1. Scottish Wildcat

    Scottish Wildcat Well-Known Member

    1 Jun 2017
    Hear me out here. I don't mean a zoo made of the most popular animals, the aim of the thread here is to create a zoo based on one letter of the alphabet, as in using only animals that start with the same letter. It seems like a bit of a childish concept I know but I think it would be interesting to work with the limitations one letter presents.

    I know pretty much every animal has more than one part to their name, so I'll give examples of some of the ones that I've chosen. Nile Crocodile (base name), Caiman Lizard (descriptor name), Congo Buffalo (place name), and Children's Python (discoverer's name). Alliteration like Calfornia Condor would get you bonus points (if there was a points system to this). Personally I'm trying to avoid 'common'.
    I've chosen the first letter of my name, but pick anyone you want (let's see if someone's creative enough to do x, y, or z!). (Also note that I am definitely not finished).

    California Canyon
    • California Sea Lion
    • California Quail
    • Coyote
    • American Crow
    • California Condor
    • Cougar
    • Western Capercaillie
    • Scottish Crossbill
    • Common Chimpanzee
    • African Golden Cat
    • Dwarf Crocodile
    • Congo Buffalo
    • Black-and-white Colobus
    Condor Cliffs
    • Capybara
    • Crested Caracara
    • White-nosed Coati
    • Culpeo
    • Black Caiman
    • Yellow-breasted Capuchin
    • Andean Condor
    Cat Corner
    • Black-footed Cat
    • Sand Cat
    • Asiatic Golden Cat
    • Fishing Cat
    • Caracal
    • Canadian Lynx
    • Cheetah
    • Clouded Leopard
    Crocodile House
    • Caiman Lizard
    • Crocodile Monitor
    • Carpet Python
    • Children's Python
    • King Cobra
    • Spectacled Caiman
    • American Crocodile
    • Freshwater Crocodile
    • Nile Crocodile
    • Saltwater Crocodile
    • Cuban Crocodile
    Temporary Standalone Exhibits
    • Dromedary Camel
    • Southern Cassowary
    • Caribou
  2. animal_expert01

    animal_expert01 Well-Known Member

    13 Sep 2015
    QLD Australia
    May I suggest adding fish such as the following:
    Flagtail Characin (Semaprochilodus insignis)
    Clown Fish (Amphiprion ocellaris)
    Convict Tang (Acanthurus triostegus)
    Clown Wrasse (Coris Gaimard)
    Crocodile Fish (Cymbacephalus beauforti)
    Congo Tetra (Phenacogrammus interruptus)
    Cardinal Tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi)
    Any fish from the genus Corydora (Corydoras)
    Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum)
    Blind Cave Fish (Astyanax mexicanus)
    Colombian Tetra (Hyphessobrycon columbianus)
    Convict Chiclid (Amatitlania nigrofasciata)
    Chocolate Gourami (Sphaerichthys osphromenoides)
    Last edited: 30 Sep 2017
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  3. Neil chace

    Neil chace Well-Known Member

    27 Aug 2018
    I am an adventurous person so I will do z.
    Grants Zebra
    Greveys Zebra
    Plains Zebra
    Zebra Finch
  4. TinoPup

    TinoPup Well-Known Member

    17 Jul 2016
    Harrington, Delaware, USA
    I was working on a few different areas, but then I went a little overboard on one. It could make an entire zoo, even if you only focused on animals that are easy to get in captivity. I did try to pick animals that are at least fairly easy to find in the wild (ie. not ones that have only been seen a few times ever), but I have no idea how well these would keep in captivity; with fish, I tried to pick ones that live in more shallow/tropical waters, not deep ocean.


    Mammals: Sumatran elephant, Sumatran tiger, Sumatran orangutan, siamang, Sumatran lar gibbon, Sunda clouded leopard, Sunda leopard cat, sun bear, smooth coated otter, Sumatran porcupine, slow loris, sambar deer, Sumatran serow, Sumatran muntjac, silver lutung, Sunda flying lemur, southern pig-tailed macaque, Siau island tarsier, small Asian mongoose, Sunda pangolin, simalur rat, slender squirrel, sanghir squirrel, small Indian civet, Sumatran mastiff bat, Sulawesi bear cuscus, striped possum, Sulawesi rousette, striped dolphin, spinner dolphin

    Birds: Sulawesi hornbill, Sulawesi masked owl, spotted wood owl, Simeulue scops owl, short-tailed frogmouth, spotted dove, Sunda cuckoo, Savanna nightjar, Sumatran trogon, small blue kingfisher, sacred kingfisher, Sunda pygmy woodpecker, Scarlet minivet, striated swallow, Siberian blue robin, scarlet-backed flowerpecker, streaky-breasted spiderhunter, silver-breasted broadbill, slaty-breasted rail, shikra, sultan tit, Sangihe hanging parot, Sulawesi ground dove, Salvadori's pheasant, Schrenck's bittern, Sulawesi pitta, Spot-billed pelican, Storm's stork, striated heron, Sumatran laughingthrush, stripe-throated bulbul, silver-eared mesia, spoon-billed sandpiper, Sabine's gull

    Herps: saw-jawed turtle, spiny turtle, Siberut island frog, Sulawesian puddle frog, stump-toed gecko, Smith's green-eyed gecko, Sipora striped skink, saltwater crocodile, Sunda gharial, speckle-headed whip snake, striped kukri snake, speckle-belly keelback, spotted keelback, striped sea snake, striped blind snake, striped bronzeback snake, spotted mock viper, spotted pit viper, shore pit viper, sumatran spitting cobra

    Fish: Slender bamboo shark, sicklefin weasle shark, snaggletooth shark, scaly whipray, shovelnose sea catfish, striped eel catfish, spotted sea catfish, sailfin snapper, saddletail snapper, Spanish flag snapper, saddle grouper, spotfin lionfish, sieve-patterned moray eel, smallspotted dart, sixbar angelfish, schooling bannerfish, spotted butterflyfish, scissortail sergeant, samara squirrelfish, silver squirrelfish, shadow trevally, spotted betta, sebae anemone
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  5. Kakapo

    Kakapo Well-Known Member

    3 Mar 2009
    Zaragoza, Spain
    Now we have the C, the Z and the S.
    I will go by alphabetical order, and will go with the A. But I will choose names (scientific) instead the common names.

    trying to choose only "well known" animals:

    Base name:
    bramis brama, Accipiter gentilis, Aegypius monachus, Agama agama, Aix galericulata, Alces alces, Alligator mississipiensis, Anas clypeata, Anas platyrhynchos, Andrias davidianus, Anguilla anguilla, Anolis carolinensis, Anser anser, Anthropoides virgo, Antilope cervicapra, Apis mellifera, Apodemus sylvaticus, Aquila chrysaetos, Ara ararauna, Ara macao, Arapaima gigas, Aratinga jandaya, Arctictis binturong, Ardea cinerea, Ardeola ralloides, Argusianus argus, Asio otus, Athene cunicularia, Atta cephalotes, Aythya ferina, Aythya fuligula, Cassiopea andromeda, Cercocebus atys, Chaetodon auriga, Grus antigone, Myliobatis aquila, Ovis aries, Platalea ajaja, Recurvirostra avosetta, Uria aagle, Ursus arctos, Vipera aspis
    Descriptor name:
    canthurus japonicus, Aceros cassidix, Acinonyx jubatus, Aepyceros melampus, Ailurus fulgens, Anas acuta, Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus, Aonyx cinerea, Apogon imberbis, Apteronotus albifrons, Carassius auratus, Coragyps atratus, Cromileptes altivelis, Crotalus adamanteus, Cygnus atratus, Dendrobates auratus, Epicrates angulifer, Eudocimus albus, Gasterosteus aculeatus, Haliaeetus albicilla, Hippopotamus amphibius, Lophocebus aterrimus, Merops apiaster, Metynnis argenteus, Morelia amethystina, Platalea alba, Pomacanthus annularis, Rhinecanthus aculeatus, Salamandra atra, Sauromalus ater, Symphysodon aequifasciatus, Tachyglossus aculeatus, Triturus alpestris, Uromastyx acanthinura
    Place name:
    Actophilornis africana, Alopochen aegyptiacus, Amazonetta brasiliensis, Antilocapra americana, Bucorvus abyssinicus, Fratercula arctica, Gypohierax angolensis, Gyps africanus, Hydrosaurus amboinensis, Loxodonta africana, Lysmata amboinensis, Oreamnos americanus, Orycteropus afer, Phacochoerus aethiopicus, Pygoscelis antarctica, Rhea americana, Threskiornis aethiopicus, Ursus americanus
    Discoverer's name:
    Aquila adalberti, Ciconia abdimii, Epipedobates anthonyi, Paracheirodon axelrodi
  6. akasha

    akasha Well-Known Member

    8 Jun 2018
    NSW, Australia
    I will choose 'Y' and there will be lots of yellow!


    Yellow Mongoose
    Yellow-backed Duiker
    Yellow-spotted Rock Hyrax
    Yellow-sided Opossum
    Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey
    Brazilian Yellow-toothed Cavy
    Yellow-crowned Brush-tailed Rat
    Yellow-throated Squirrel
    Yellowish Rice Rat
    Yellow-rumped Leaf-eared Mouse
    Tiny Yellow Bat
    Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby
    Yellow-footed Antechinus
    Yellow-bellied Glider
    Yellow-faced Pocket Gopher
    Yellow-bellied Marmot
    Yellow-cheeked Chipmunk
    Yellow-nosed Cotton Rat
    Yellow Ground Squirrel
    Yellow-necked Mouse

    Yarkand Deer
    Yezo Sika Deer

    Yucatan Spider Monkey
    Yucatan Squirrel