Blossum are much more similar to earth scorpions than the flowers that they look like.  These creatures are insectivores and their floral look helps attract pollinators.  It even spends its adolescence half buried in the ground.  They are fairly territorial and get very aggressive when intruders approach.


Dromb have a tough, leathery body, but an exposed fleshy head.  It will often float vertically, face out of the water.  The fleshy head has cells similar to that of plants, and the fish is able to photosynthesize the nourishment it needs.  Its tough body helps protect the fairly defenseless fish during this process.


The nolax is a very nurturing creature that mates for life.  It typically lays five to six eggs every year, and remains with those same offspring for up to ten years.  If you do the math, after several years, quite a large group of nolax forms - all children of the same group of parents.


The nocturnal kragler is one of my favorite animals on exhibit here at our zoo.  It has a large movement sensing organ on its head that helps alert the creature to any dangers during the daytime.  Its eyes are developed for nighttime, so the harsh light of day makes seeing things very difficult.


Here is an adult parth.  Adolescent parth don't yet have the large stinger that you see on the head of this adult.  The stinger possesses no poison, but can penetrate deep into its prey, fatally wounding it.  Parth are herd animals, and tend to have one male per group of fifteen to twenty.


Here we have the quiple.  A strange insect-like bird who is not truly capable of flight.  It has skin flaps that attach its odd antenna to its body.  These skin flaps allow the quiple to glide from rocky crag to rocky crag with ease.  It is largely an insectivore, which just goes to show that you really are what you eat.


Every blotto constantly drips ink out of its mouth.   It's typically easy to find a blotto, just follow its ink drops.  You might also notice its three legged body.  This is fairly unique in the animal world, and it is unclear what advantage this gives the creature.


Skreture fill the sky on the reptilian dominated planet of Zilla.  They spend most of their time gliding through the air, avoiding land based predators.  Skreture are vegetarians, so what little time they spend on the ground is spent foraging for food.


Floatare is a small fish that spends most of its time floating in the shallows of Proto.  It has been abundantly successful at this passive lifestyle and is one of the oldest known species on the planet.  It is the early cousin of the floatane that can also be seen in our zoo.


Rhinosaur's are very odd creatures.  They have front facing eyes and horns, but a rear facing mouth.  This rear mouth is on the end of a long neck/tail that helps the creature stay upright while feeding off of the ground.  Although they are very fast runners, they are primarily scavengers, using their speed to beat other scavengers to a meal.


Vicious hunters, Tregia tend to live in packs.  They use the horn on their heads to gore their prey.  They are not able to fly, but their wings help stabilize them as they chase down prey.


Molcor are nocturnal creatures who sleep standing up, in broad daylight.  Their arms are adapted for digging and their snouts aid in rooting in the dirt.  They are one of the largest mammals on Jeol.


The jellyfly is one of the most intelligent species on Clastos.  They are capable of making primitive tools and have a simple social system.  They are great flyers who use their tentacle like arms to pick foliage from plants for sustenance.


Bitongs eat by leaping in the air and using their two tongues to locate flying insects.  They live in small groups near small bodies of water, where there is a high concentration of flying insects on Drol.

Claw Worm

The claw worm has retractable claws along both sides of its body.  These claws serve two purposes.  They help the animal move through tough dirt, but they can also be deployed to keep them from becoming someone's lunch.  The circular jaw helps this creature devour small mammals on Sys.


The shellback of Riguz is a soft shelled amphibian.  It lives mostly on land, but must return to the water so its skin does not dry out.  These creatures love to sit in the lapping waves of lakes and sing their deep, guttural songs.


The inkfish has two large ink sacks on the sides of its face.  When threatened, it can puff out a small amount of bitter ink to fend off predators.  The spots on its body help to camouflage it, reducing the risk of being attacked from below.


Clastos, you have undoubtedly seen creatures from this planet at our zoo before.  They are easily identified by their six eyes.  This one, the slivon, is a fairly common grassland creature.  It lives in small groups, grazing leisurely.


Orthermo uses the single thermal sensor on the top of its head to see.  The planet Traxis is very close to its star, and the high levels of heat and radiation have lead to the development of this sensor organ instead of common eyes.  This bird like creature keeps it's young in a pouch until they are ready to venture into the world alone.


Hibroath are an odd combination of creatures.  It is often referred to as the platypus of Abri.  The less dense atmosphere of the planet allows this wonder to fly, and seeming float, through the air with ease.


Our first stop on our zoo trip takes us to the fierce gryxl area.  Much of their physiology is similar to Terran dinosaurs of old.  Their long necks help them see over tall grassy patches, and their double tongue helps break down some of the tough prey that they consume on Sys.

16072 - Heyyyy

The zoo trip starts 10/18!!

16071 - Clomps

Our next trip to the zoo starts 10/18!!

Field Trip

"Wait, why isn't there a creature here today?  It's Thursday.  I demand my Imagitoon!!"

16064 - Hornt

Trying not to be eaten by a hornt-eater.

Charleston Coyotes

It's a Saturday surprise!!  In high school, I had an imaginary football league, the Shorts Football League.  The Charleston (SC) Coyotes were one of the teams.  I've reimagined their logo here.  Perhaps I'll revamp more eventually...

16060 - Flipster

Perhaps this should have been 16061...

16056 - Darwin

Can you tell I've been reading "Expedition: Being an Account in Words and Artwork of the 2358 A.D. Voyage to Darwin IV"?