Bestiary gif collection:

A is for alien acid blood

B is for bee

C is for cats, crow

D is for dragon

E is for easter bunny

F is for fox

G is for goat, goldfinch

H is for human

I is for isopod

J is for jellyfish

K is for kitty

L is for leopard, loon

M is for mosquito, meerkats, mouse, Miss Mouse

N is for night hawk

O is for owl

P is for pig

Q is for queen ant

R is for redwinged blackbird, robin

S is for slime mold, sparrow, snail

T is for tortoise, tiger

U is for uroboros

V is for volvox

W is for weird lizard

X is for xenoposeidon

Y is for yosemite toad

Z is for zooplankton

- sally mckay 6-03-2009 2:58 pm

I think it is very courageous of you to re-open the contentious pig/buffalo debate.
- L.M. 6-03-2009 6:38 pm

hm. true. I actually think of it as "Tree Pig" but I already had enough animals for the letter 'T'.
- sally mckay 6-03-2009 9:10 pm

the dragon, with the confusion b/w real and fantastic juxtoposes really well with the crow, with the confusion b/w still and motion
- anthony (guest) 6-04-2009 5:52 am

Where's the Unicorn, Sally?
- L.M. 6-04-2009 6:09 am

Thanks Anthony. I'm partial to Queen Ant and Yosemite Toad myself (but they're new).

Unicorn coming up in Bestiary II.
- sally mckay 6-05-2009 4:22 am

Tom Moody made a nice edit to the volox gif here, simplifying the sequence and removing the spinning of the cell.
- sally mckay 6-07-2009 6:30 pm

I still remember learning about volvoxes for the first time--seventh grade science, Mr. Hardy.
- tom moody 6-07-2009 6:36 pm

I remember seeing them under the microscope in grade 9. Can't remember the teacher's name. I thought they were very sci-fi.
- sally mckay 6-07-2009 7:47 pm

It blew my mind, and still does, that organisms could live in a colony that is a perfect sphere.
- tom moody 6-07-2009 8:36 pm

It also has the best name of any life form.
- tom moody 6-07-2009 8:37 pm

It blew my mind that things could be so spherical, and move around in 3d volumetric spaces, when their world was squished together between two glass slides. Like a reverse version of Flatland.
- sally mckay 6-08-2009 12:42 am

I like 'em all.
- chrisashley (guest) 6-08-2009 9:09 pm

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