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  1. #1

    List of all animals?

    I am making a game that has lots of mini games inside it. One of the mini games involves listing as many animals as you can. I'm looking for a good animal list that I can use with as many animals as possible without going into certain breeds. For example:

    Bird
    Cat
    Dog
    Frog
    Ect...

    I found a list on Wikipedia with around 250 animals but I'm wondering if it is accurate. It also lists "cow" as "cattle" and doesn't list just "bird" which would probably be a little confusing... here's the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_animal_names

    Would that be a good list to use in the game or is it not a proper list of animals?

    Sorry, I'm not much of an animal expert so I need a little help here and appreciate any advice.

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    Wink Re: List of all animals?

    Welcome to the forum. The name 12padams is so unique that there must be only one the net! I know you from elsewhere, I'm sure.

    Ask anyone, even a zoology expert, to define a list of animals and they would never agree 100%. It depends on how you classify certain animals, especially those on the "borders" between one category and another. So if I were you, just look at as detailed a list as you can and make your own decisions about how to classify (or not). A bat is sometimes regarded as a bird - but it is really a mammal. Would you then list "mammal" - or "bat" individually? In the latter case, you would then need to list every mammal individually. I don't think it matters, as long as you are consistent in your criteria. Again, would you list "insect", or each insect individually? Ultimately, you must make that decision, based on the practicalities of your game.

    I suggest that you start here: http://animals.about.com/od/animal-f...mal-groups.htm Then you can click on each group and decide just how detailed you wish to be.

    Every best wish to you!
    Last edited by LPC; 10-13-2017 at 03:44 AM.

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    Re: List of all animals?

    Ok then, I guess I do have to kind of decide myself the amount of depth to go into...

    Thanks for your help and yes, I've seen your name before with that dog picture. I met you at sf when showing off my astral/phase videos.

    Anyway thanks for your help :)

  4. #4

    Re: List of all animals?

    Try http://www.a-z-animals.com

    A lovely website!
    All this talk of religion, but it's how you live your life that is the all-important thing.
    If you set out each day to do all the goodness and kindness that you can, and to do no harm to man or beast, then you are walking the highest path.
    And when your time is up, if you can leave the earth a better place than you found it, then yours will have been a life well lived.
    http://holy-lance.blogspot.com

  5. #5

    Re: List of all animals?

    PS: A very warm welcome to the forum.

    I remember you from SF too!
    All this talk of religion, but it's how you live your life that is the all-important thing.
    If you set out each day to do all the goodness and kindness that you can, and to do no harm to man or beast, then you are walking the highest path.
    And when your time is up, if you can leave the earth a better place than you found it, then yours will have been a life well lived.
    http://holy-lance.blogspot.com

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    Re: List of all animals?

    Quote Originally Posted by 12padams View Post
    I am making a game that has lots of mini games inside it. One of the mini games involves listing as many animals as you can. I'm looking for a good animal list that I can use with as many animals as possible without going into certain breeds. For example:

    Bird
    Cat
    Dog
    Frog
    Ect...

    I found a list on Wikipedia with around 250 animals but I'm wondering if it is accurate. It also lists "cow" as "cattle" and doesn't list just "bird" which would probably be a little confusing... here's the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_animal_names

    Would that be a good list to use in the game or is it not a proper list of animals?

    Sorry, I'm not much of an animal expert so I need a little help here and appreciate any advice.
    If I were you, I would make it to feel as less redundant as possible. For example, I was quite upset that 4 out of 10 Rangers in Power Rangers Jungle Fury are basically big cats (tiger, jaguar, cheetah, and lion). I would put them as just "cats".

 

 

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