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My Zoo From A to Z

Alligators, Aardvarks; Arctic fox and hare. Also Armadillos and Asses will be there!

Bobcats, Beavers, Boars; One Blue whale will do! Bovines and a Booby (maybe 2)!

Caribou & Camels; *Cavies & a *Coot; Cottontails, Chipmunks, Chinchillas looking cute.

Dingoes, Deer & *Dik-diks; Dolphins doing tricks!

Elephants, an *Emu; Egrets and a Ewe.

Flying squirrels & Frogs you will find; Ferrets & Flamingos, Felines, every kind.

Goats & Gophers, swift Gazelles & Gnus; Grizzlies & Gorillas; Gibbons to amuse.

Humpbacks;Hyenas,also Harbor seals; Hummingbirds need little; Hippos need huge meals! 

*Ibex  & an Ibis, and there’s some Iguanas

Jaguars & Jackals & wading birds, Jacanas.

Killer whale; a Kangaroo; Kingbirds and the Koala too.

Ligers, Lynxes, Leopards, Langers; Llamas, Lemmings, Loons & Lemurs.

Manatees & Manxes & some Muskrats; Mustangs, Moose, Macaws ; Mountain cats.

Nightingales & Newts; and a big Naked mole rat!

Otters & Opossums; the Ozark Big-eared bat; Ocelots and Orca too. imagine that!

Pumas, Panthers, Penguins, Polar Bears & *Pipits; Puffins, Peacocks, Pelicans & *Peewits. 

*Qhetzals, such bright birds to see; also a Queen snake, Queen rat & Queen bee.

Rhinos, Rams & Reindeer need a look! Racoons too, & have you seen the Rook?

Sable, Sloth & Skunks & Snowy owl, Snipes & Swifts & *Squabs are other fowl.

Tigers, Toucans, *Tapirs; and just now born. . . 

Utah prairie dogs, Uganda Kob and the only one around, the Unicorn!

Vultures, Vipers, Vixens, and more than that; a Vole & Vervet & the Vampire bat!

Walruses, a Weasel, & the silly *Wallaroo; Woodchucks, Wolverines, Warthog too.

*Xenopus & *Xerus; *Xenarthra & *Xantus. 

*Yaffles & a Yellow belly lizard; a Yeti (found naked in a blizzard).

*Zanzibar and Zebra & the *Zebu; Finally a *Zigzag and a *Zoo-zoo!

Definitions of the uncommon animal names in this poem: 
Cavies - Hoofed animals   Coots -diving birds                Dik-diks - type of Antelopes
Emu - like Ostrich             Ibex - wild goat                     Langurs -Long tailed Monkeys
Pipits - small songbirds     Peewits -shore birds               Qhetzals -jungle bird
Squabs -Birds                  Tapirs -S. American Swine      Wallaroo -large Water buffalo
Xenopus -Frog                 Xerus - Ground squirrel            Xenarthra -Anteaters
Xantus - Bird                   Yaffles - Green woodpeckers   Zanzibar -Gecko
Zebu - Ox                         Zigzag - Salamander                 Zoo-zoo -Wood pigeon

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010

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Date: 1/4/2013 11:56:00 PM
reading this poem rocks...pd
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Date: 11/30/2012 7:37:00 PM
Asses will be there.. ha ha.. love the way you pulled this one off... thank you very much... and by the way,, did you read your part on my blog. I called you a super star.. because you wrote about Suzanne Summers.. thank you..always~ pd
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Date: 1/18/2011 8:14:00 AM
This form is also new to me!wonderful-kashinath
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Date: 3/24/2010 12:01:00 PM
You Andrea have done a fantabulous job with this ABC! Thanks so much for sharing and for taking the time to read my writes. Have a gloriously blessed day~Mary~
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Date: 3/12/2010 4:33:00 PM
Looks like my rhythm and kings ABC's have taken root >> golly i have heard of most of them, what an Anorak i must be >> awesome Andrea >> James,xx
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Date: 3/9/2010 3:41:00 PM
Dear Andrea, if I could go to a zoo, I would do it every day! Here in Zittau we only got a small one but with a few Australian animals and a Lynx. I do love zoo animals and the best I have ever visited was the one in Singapore, many years ago. No wolves are returning to Germany and i love that dea! Thea are coming fronm Poland and the Czech Republic. Wished I coud see one at least. Thank you for your kind comment on "Bird of Innocence"..Love, Gert
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Date: 3/6/2010 12:39:00 AM
Very original Andrea.rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments today..
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Date: 3/5/2010 9:11:00 PM
Nice abacidarian poem. Looks like you are getting ready for the next flood! Keep'em coming Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish
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Date: 3/3/2010 12:30:00 AM
Great job on this one, Andrea. L is my favorite line. HERE'S A LITTLE PICTURE PRESENT => some years back I painted a purple gallinule, which is one of the most colorful rails. (Click more detail...the image is too close.) I saw one in the Big Cypress National Preserve in south Fl. I hope you enjoy. The purple gallinule is in the same family as a coot. => SMILES< Dane
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Date: 3/2/2010 11:23:00 PM
This is a wonderful list to share with children. A project maybe they could look up all the animals they have never seen. I also love the way you list the definitions at the end for those of us who have never hear of these animals. I love your humorous line "a Yeti (found naked in a blizzard) A really great poem Andrea! Love, Connie
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Date: 3/2/2010 5:03:00 PM
goodness a real mouthfull..dinner anyone? grin...Light & Love
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Date: 3/2/2010 12:18:00 AM
yay, the U's are represented :) here's another suggestion--upland plover--haha the sole "u" animal that I kept on entering in that game that I mentioned ;)
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Date: 3/1/2010 10:57:00 PM
lol. Wow that was going some - great research...well done...kindest thoughts, Anna-Marie.
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Date: 3/1/2010 3:35:00 AM
plus I totally agree with Linda--this goes to my faves :) I'm sure this will be in the iwnners yet again --go Andrea!! :)
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Date: 3/1/2010 3:33:00 AM
Wow--amazing how so many animals you were able to pack into this wonderful zoo of a poem---it reminded me actually of this word game "PANTS" that I had as a child--P stood for place, A-animals, N-name, T-hing, S-score (I think!) the hardest was the animal list and hoo boy if I knew some of these animals, I would've been the winner all the time, haha! Just a quick observation, so sorry--but you missed out the letter "U"!! was so looking fwd to it since U animals are soo hard to think of! ;)
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Date: 2/28/2010 8:21:00 PM
Such a menagerie !!! ... good luck in the contest, Andrea and keep up the great writes!
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Date: 2/27/2010 8:52:00 PM
I love your animal poem, but mostly I enjoyed the way you let me have it in my comment. I take it as a complment..
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Date: 2/27/2010 8:27:00 PM
You're good. not surprised though. GOOD LUCK.[soup mail] i can hear a forest. -Always&forever Lynette
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Date: 2/27/2010 6:40:00 PM
Leopards, Tigers, and Panthers all in one poem .. I luv it.. my favorite wild animals.. a great ABC poem for the contest... good luck ..u have covered all the greats in the animal kingdom .. a beautiful job Andreas... luv.. Linda-Marie... going to make it a fav as this info is too important not to keep for future reference.. u just never know when I will need to make use of one of these anamale.....luv...Linda-Marie..
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