Jun 8

Are you a pampas cow tortoise? Or are you more of a ground saltwater wolf?

What's your Wild Name?

What's your Wild Name?

Play the Wild Name game!

To get your first name: click the random species button on the “Explore ARKive” menu. Take the first name of the random species. If it only has one name, use that!

Red colobus photo

Red colobus sitting in a tree

ARKive’s random species result was red colobus so we take “red”.

For your middle name: click the random species button again. Take the middle name of the species. If it doesn’t have a middle name, use its first name.

Stiletto fly photo

Stiletto fly

ARKive’s next random species result was stiletto fly so we take “stiletto”.

To get your last name: click the random species button on the “Explore ARKive” menu. Take the last name of the random species. If it only has one name, use that!

Photo of a curled octopus eye

Curled octopus eye

ARKive’s next random species result was the curled octopus so we take “octopus”.

So ARKive’s Wild Name is the “red stiletto octopus”!

What’s my Wild Name?

Intrigued, I thought I’d give it a go. Will my name be as exciting as the red stiletto octopus?

Firstly, I got lemon, from the lemon shark. Lemon sharks are named for their pale yellow skin, which provides perfect camouflage when swimming over the sandy seafloor.

Lemon shark photo

Lemon shark swimming

My middle name is sand, from the sand partridge. Sand partridges are well adapted to living in sweltering desert temperatures. They can go without water for six days!

Sand partridge photo

Sand partridge pair walking

For my last name, I got kestrel, from the fox kestrel. Fox kestrels are fearsome predators, using their acute eyesight to spot tiny mammals and lizards across open grassland.

Fox kestrel photo

Fox kestrel taking off

I’m a lemon sand kestrel! Not quite as flamboyant as the red stiletto octopus! I imagine the lemon sand kestrel as a kestrel living in a burrow in the sand and eating only lemons!

Upload a picture!

Check out the ARKive Facebook page for pictures of the red stiletto octopus and my artist’s impression of the lemon sand kestrel. Find out your Wild Name and upload your picture!

Don’t stop at one Wild Name!

Discover your new Wild Name each day at random! It’s a fun way to explore more than 13,000 weird and wonderful species on ARKive. Release the animal – or plant – in you!

Ruth Hendry, ARKive Media Researcher

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What’s your Wild Name?

 

Are you a pampas cow tortoise? Or are you more of a ground saltwater wolf?

 

http://www.wildscreen.org.uk/random/header-fan.jpg

 

Link to: http://www.facebook.com/ARKive.org?sk=app_4949752878

 

Play ARKive’s Wild Random Name Game and find out!

 

1) To get your first name: click the random species button on the “Explore ARKive” menu. Take the first name of the random species (or if it only has one name, use that!)

 

http://www.wildscreen.org.uk/random/click-here.jpg

Link to http://www.arkive.org/

 

ARKive’s random species result was red colobus so we take “red”.

 

http://www.arkive.org/red-colobus/procolobus-rufomitratus/

 

2) For your middle name: click the random species button again. Take the middle name of the species. If it doesn’t have a middle name, use its first name.

http://www.arkive.org/stiletto-fly/spiriverpa-lunulata/

 

ARKive’s next random species result was stiletto fly so we take “stiletto”.

 

3) To get your last name: click the random species button on the “Explore ARKive” menu. Take the last name of the random species. If it only has one name, use that!

 

http://www.arkive.org/curled-octopus/eledone-cirrhosa/image-A7300.html

ARKive’s next random species result was the curled octopus so we take “octopus”.

 

So ARKive’s Wild Name is the “red stiletto octopus”!

 

Intrigued, I thought I’d give it a go. Will my name be as exciting as the red stiletto octopus?

 

Firstly, I got lemon, from the lemon shark. Lemon sharks are named for their pale yellow skin, which provides perfect camouflage when swimming over the sandy seafloor.

 

My middle name is sand, from the sand partridge. Sand partridges are well adapted to living in sweltering desert temperatures. It can go without water for six days!

 

For my last name, I got kestrel, from the fox kestrel. Fox kestrels are fearsome predators, using their acute eyesight to spot tiny mammals and lizards across open grassland.

 

I’m a lemon sand kestrel! Not quite as flamboyant as the red stiletto octopus, the lemon sand kestrel is a kestrel that burrows in the sand. It only eats…you guessed it: lemons!

 

What’s your wild name?

 

 

Check out the ARKive Facebook page for pictures of the red stiletto octopus and my artist’s impression of the lemon sand kestrel. Find out your Wild Name and upload your picture!

 

Don’t stop at one Wild Name!

 

Discover your new Wild Name each day at random! It’s a fun way to explore more than 13,000 weird and wonderful species on ARKive. Release the animal (or plant!) in you!

 

 

  • primate (June 8th, 2011 at 9:30 pm):

    cape hairy-nosed indri

  • primate (June 8th, 2011 at 9:30 pm):

    cape hairy-nosed indri

  • primate (June 8th, 2011 at 9:31 pm):

    red rueppells cicada

  • Terri (June 8th, 2011 at 9:34 pm):

    Red Rock Leatherback…
    cute…

  • carmelo (June 9th, 2011 at 8:55 am):

    i like arkive

  • carmelo (June 9th, 2011 at 8:55 am):

    wild names are very funny

  • Ben R (June 9th, 2011 at 10:15 am):

    Northern slave-making gorilla!

  • darkhorse (June 9th, 2011 at 11:15 am):

    Elepaio Horse Lemon!

  • Kirstine (June 9th, 2011 at 11:16 am):

    Netted grey kokako

  • Birdy (June 9th, 2011 at 12:50 pm):

    aspen hill earthworm

  • Dmitri (June 9th, 2011 at 2:43 pm):

    Kirtland prairie beetle…

  • Arise (June 9th, 2011 at 5:24 pm):

    Chimaera Glionettia Stingray

    Actually sounds like a real name!

  • Liana (June 9th, 2011 at 6:02 pm):

    Maned streaked St. John’s-wort … just weird!

  • pEDro (June 9th, 2011 at 6:09 pm):

    PHILIPPINE SEA BUTTERFLY!

    First: Philippine tube-nosed fruit bat
    Then: Banded sea krait
    Final: Peacock butterfly

  • Adolf (June 10th, 2011 at 9:54 pm):

    white hunting lichen

  • Arise (June 11th, 2011 at 2:33 am):

    Arabian leopard + Aldabra flying fox + Saltmarsh sharp-tailed sparrow =

    Arabian Flying Sparrow

    Sounds like a species and a bit redundant, but okay.

  • Tina (June 11th, 2011 at 4:27 pm):

    Red Orchid Penguin

  • HGibbins (June 11th, 2011 at 5:51 pm):

    Mallorcan Bearded Penguin

  • Dovie E. (June 12th, 2011 at 7:09 pm):

    Stump-spotted snake

  • Arise (June 15th, 2011 at 3:37 pm):

    Henkel’s flat-tailed gecko + Triangular club-rush + Mountain nyala =

    Henkel’s Triangular Nyala

  • Newton Freguson (July 28th, 2011 at 11:27 pm):

    I am the great Cornholio!