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reynard

name of the fox who is hero of the French beast epic Roman de Renart, from Middle French Renart, Renard

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volant

(Of an animal) able to fly or glide (fr- voler: to fly)

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bullock

An ox

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carapace

shell covering the back (turtle, crab, etc)

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bos

a genus of ruminant mammals including the wild and domestic cattle and sometimes the water buffaloes and related forms

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caw

(n) the harsh cry of a crow or similar bird-- (v) to utter a caw

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ungulate

hoofed mammal

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drake

a male duck

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hart

a male deer

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menagerie

1: a place where animals are kept and trained especially for exhibition 2. a varied mixture

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mongrel

The progeny resulting from the crossing of different breeds or varieties

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simian

monkey, ape; also : any of a suborder (Anthropoidea) of primates that includes monkeys, apes, and humans

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dingo

a free-ranging dog found mainly in Australia. Its exact ancestry is debated, but dingoes are generally believed to be descended from semi-domesticated dogs from East or South Asia,

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marsupial

family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch

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marten

semiarboreal slender-bodied carnivorous mammals (genus Martes) of the weasel family that occur in the northern hemisphere.

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meerkat

meerkat or suricate is a small carnivoran belonging to the mongoose family. It is the only member of the genus Suricata.

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signet

a small seal, especially one set in a ring, used instead of or with a signature to give authentication to an official document

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anadromous

ascending rivers from the sea for breeding — compare catadromous.

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cygnet

A young swan

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raptor

a bird of prey, e.g., an eagle, hawk, falcon, or owl

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hart

chiefly British. : the male of the red deer especially when over five years old : stag — compare hind.

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extant

still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost

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feral

(especially of an animal) in a wild state, especially after escape from captivity or domestication

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abalone

a mollusk; a type tuna

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bellwether

1. the leading sheep of a flock, with a bell on its neck. 2. an indicator or predictor of something

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bovine

of, relating to, or affecting cattle

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aerie

a large nest of a bird of prey, especially an eagle, typically built high in a tree or on a cliff (also spelled aery, eyrie, eyry)

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arboreal

tree-dwelling

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bonobo

a chimpanzee with a black face and black hair, found in the rain forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo

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koi

a common carp of a large ornamental variety, originally bred in Japan