Z is for Zebroid #AtoZChallenge

As my contribution to the A-Z blogging challenge this year, I shall be offering each day a limerick or rhyme having as its subject the day’s keyword, the keywords being based on a selection of strange, unusual or interesting animals drawn from Strange Animals blog or a-z animals website.

Zebroid

A zebroid’s a hybridised zebra
Crossed with any variety of horse.
Included are zetland and zonkey,
Plus zony and zebrule, of course.

In some of the hybridisations,
The zebra’s the mother, and so
The result resembles the father
With some stripes that its heritage show.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these strange creatures
We’ve followed from a up to z,
But that’s all there is for this season,
So now I am off to my bed!

 


For information about the Zebroid, see Strange Animals

Y is for Yeti Crab #AtoZChallenge

As my contribution to the A-Z blogging challenge this year, I shall be offering each day a limerick or rhyme having as its subject the day’s keyword, the keywords being based on a selection of strange, unusual or interesting animals drawn from Strange Animals blog or a-z animals website.

Yeti Crab

In the south of the Pacific Ocean
Lives a creature that’s surely not drab.
Scientifically known as Kiwa hirsuta
Is the strange Yeti Lobster or Crab.

A team of marine biologists,
In March of twenty-oh-five,
Discovered, two kilometers down,
The hairiest lobster alive.

It lives near hot vents in deep ocean,
Where few living things can exist.
The ‘hair’ on its legs and its pincers
Filter poisons and help it persist.

 


For information about the Yeti Crab, see Strange Animals

X is for X-ray Tetra #AtoZChallenge

As my contribution to the A-Z blogging challenge this year, I shall be offering each day a limerick or rhyme having as its subject the day’s keyword, the keywords being based on a selection of strange, unusual or interesting animals drawn from Strange Animals blog or a-z animals website.

X-ray Tetra

While sticking with creatures aquatic
I need to be really emphatic
Although I may wish
To speak sometimes of fish
I do so in manner phlegmatic

The small X-ray Tetra’s spectacular
In fact, you could say supernacular.
Its skin is transparent;
(So no heir apparent!).
It’s see-through, to use the vernacular.

 


For information about the X-ray Tetra, see a-z animals