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RESEARCH RESOURCES: CREATURES OF THE ANIMAL KIND

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When building the world in which your story will take place, there are tons of details to remember to include. You will need not only lands, but habitats, climates, plants, and oh yes, animals.

It would be a fairly boring world if it didn’t have SOME type of creatures in it beyond your sentient characters. There are literally millions of types of animals, so why fall back on the same old same old?

With that in mind I have found a few resources for you that have fairly comprehensive lists to choose from.

This first one not only lists the animals, it gives you a breakdown of their physical characteristics.  If you are writing a fantasy or science fiction story, these details will be  exceptionally helpful if you choose to create entirely NEW animals for your world.

 

www.wildanimalsonline.com/

 

The next resource site I found should prove helpful when it comes to providing variety…it covers over 50,000 different species.

www.geozoo.org/

 

These sites should give you a fairly good jumpstart on crafting the zoological denizens of your fictional world.

 

Happy Writing!

~The Muse

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