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The Animals of Animalia

My podcast begins by saying that I interview people who are “keeping things alive in work and play,” but I more-or-less never bring up the play part.

So this is a fun post that lists out the animals depicted on each letter page of Animalia by Graeme Base. Well, not all the animals, only the ones that are obvious and “real” (not a painting, photo, or statue in the illustration). And I didn’t look any of them up (if I am missing any, which I am, please let me know!).

Animalia has been a fun book for as long as I can remember because my brain takes off when I’m looking at the pictures. I like thinking about what other animals share “L” or “M” or “E” (my initials) as the first letter in their name.

So here we go:

  • A: Alligator, Armadillo, Ant, Anaconda
  • B: Butterfly, Badger, Bonobo, Bumblebee, Beetle
  • C: Cats, Crayfish, Cobra, Cow, Chimpanzee, Camel, Crab, Caterpillar
  • D: Dragon, Dragonfly, Dove, Deer, Dinosaur, Donkey, Dole Mouse
  • E: Elephant
  • F: Frog, Fish, Fox, Fairy (because I included Dragon), Falcon, Fly
  • G: Gorilla, Giraffe, Goat, Goose, Gecko, [G]monkey, Grasshopper, Gerbil
  • H: Hog, Horse, Hamster, Hummingbird, Hornet, Hawk, Hyena, Hippo, Hedgehog, Hen, [H]rodent-in-the-grass
  • I: Iguana
  • J: Jackal, Jaguar
  • K: Kangaroo, Kookaburra, Koala, Kitty, [K]bird
  • L: Lion, Lobster, Lizard, Llama
  • M: Mouse, Moth, Maggot, Millipede, Mole, Magpie
  • N: Newt, Nautilus, Narwal, [N]bird
  • O: Ostrich
  • P: Peacock, Puffin, Pheasant, Panda, Penguin, Poodle, Parrot, Partridge, Phoenix, Porpoise, [P]tree-mammal, Pelican, Porcupine, Platypus
  • Q: Quail
  • R: Rhinoceros, Robin, Rabbit, Raven, Ram, Rabbit, Rat, Rattlesnake, Raccoon, Rooster, Robot
  • S: Snake, Seal, Sandpiper, Swan, Skunk, Scarab, Sparrow, Squirrel, Squid, Seahorse, Spider, Sheep, Sloth, Stork, Shrew, Starfish, Snail, Stag, Scorpion, Salamander
  • T: Tiger, Turtle, Tortoise, Toad, Toucan, Teddybear, Taper
  • U: Unicorn
  • V: Vulture
  • W: Wasp, Wolf, Wallaby, Warthog, Whale
  • X: Xof
  • Y: Yak, [Y]crustacean
  • Z: Zebra

 

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