Endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful

And now, for no particular reason other than that they are wonderful, a list of my favorite animals.

The domestic Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

Greetings from San Francisco!

The woolly rhinoceros (Coelodonta antiquitatis)

Woolly rhino cave painting in Chauvet

The orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus & P. abelii)

Orangutan baby

Cephalopods (class Cephalopoda)


The tiger (Panthera tigris)

Tiger screen by Kawanabe Kyosai

The Japanese rhinoceros beetle (Allomyrina dichotoma)

Rhinoceros beetle

The orca (Orcinus orca)

Killer whale porpoising

The trilobite (class Trilobita)

Devonian trilobite - Phacops rana