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Here is an incomplete list of animals notable for humans; some are already included in the game (“yes”), see https://trac.wildfiregames.com/browser/ps/trunk/binaries/data/mods/public/simulation/templates/gaia , most are not (yet). I don't know if anybody is currently working on this, or intends to, however, it would be great if eventually more of these animals could be included in the long run (see also https://wildfiregames.com/forum/index.php?/topic/23840-gaia-animals/ ). So if anyone is interested in creating animal visual actors, sounds, and icons, feel free to go ahead :)


Domesticated dinosaurs (also known as birds); primarily kept for their meat (poultry):

  • mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
  • greylag goose (Anser anser)
  • mute swan (Cygnus olor)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus): yes
  • turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
  • helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris)
  • peacock (Pavo cristatus): yes
  • common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Also nice to have:

  • Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus)
  • greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)
  • common ostrich (Struthio camelus)
  • African sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)

(the partridge, pigeon, and quail are probably too small and unimportant to be included)

Domesticated large mammals (I believe this list to be complete):

  • dog (Canis lupus familiaris):
    • mastiff: yes
    • wolfhound: yes
  • goat (Capra aegagrus hircus): yes; kid: no
  • sheep (Ovis aries): yes; lamb: no
  • pig (Sus scrofa domesticus): yes; piglet: yes
  • bovines:
    • cattle (Bos taurus taurus): cows, oxen, bulls, calves
    • Sanga cattle (Bos taurus africanus)
    • zebu (Bos taurus indicus): yes
    • gayal/mithun (Bos frontalis)
    • yak (Bos grunniens)
    • banteng/tembadau/Bali cattle (Bos javanicus)
    • water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis)
  • reindeer (Rangifer tarandus)
  • camelids:
    • Bactrian (two-humped) camel (Camelus bactrianus)
    • dromedary/Arabian (one-humped) camel (Camelus dromedarius): yes
    • hybrid camel (Bactrian × Arabian)
    • llama (Lama glama)
    • alpaca (Vicugna pacos)
  • equids:
    • donkey (Equus africanus asinus): yes
    • horse (Equus ferus caballus): yes; foal: no
    • mule (mare × jack)

And their wild, huntable counterparts:

  • equids:
    • tarpan/Eurasian wild horse (Equus ferus ferus)
    • Przewalski's/Dzungarian horse (Equus ferus przewalskii)
    • ass/African wild ass (Equus africanus)
    • onager/Asian wild ass (Equus hemionus)
    • kiang/Tibetan wild ass (Equus kiang)
    • imperial/Grévy's zebra (Equus grevyi)
    • common/Burchell's zebra (Equus quagga): yes (I suppose)
    • mountain zebra (Equus zebra)
  • camelids:
    • wild Bactrian camel (Camelus ferus)
    • guanaco (Lama guanicoe)
    • vicuña (Vicugna vicugna)
  • pigs:
    • Palawan bearded pig (Sus ahoenobarbus)
    • Bornean bearded pig (Sus barbatus)
    • Visayan warty pig (Sus cebifrons)
    • Sulawesi warty pig (Sus celebensis)
    • Mindoro warty pig (Sus oliveri)
    • Philippine warty pig (Sus philippensis)
    • wild boar (Sus scrofa): yes
    • Javan warty pig (Sus verrucosus)
  • bovines:
    • aurochs (Bos primigenius primigenius)
    • gaur/Indian bison (Bos gaurus)
    • wild yak (Bos mutus)
    • kouprey/forest ox (Bos sauveli)
    • wild Asian water buffalo (Bubalus arnee)
  • sheep:
    • argali/mountain sheep (Ovis ammon)
    • bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis)
    • thinhorn sheep (Ovis dalli)
    • snow sheep (Ovis nivicola)
    • mouflon (Ovis orientalis orientalis)
    • urial/arkars/shapo (Ovis orientalis vignei)
  • goats:
    • bezoar/Persian ibex (Capra aegagrus aegagrus)
    • Sindh ibex (Capra aegagrus blythi)
    • Chiltan ibex (Capra aegagrus chialtanensis)
    • kri-kri/Cretan goat (Capra aegagrus cretica)
    • Cycladic goat (Capra aegagrus pictus)
    • Turkmen wild goat (Capra aegagrus turcmenica)
    • West Caucasian tur (Capra caucasica caucasica)
    • East Caucasian tur (Capra caucasica cylindricornis)
    • markhor (Capra falconeri)
    • Alpine ibex (Capra ibex)
    • Nubian ibex (Capra nubiana)
    • Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica)
    • Siberian ibex (Capra sibirica)
    • walia ibex (Capra walie)

Let's also include elephants, because of their historic importance:

  • Asian elephant (Elephas maximus): yes
    tameable and used both as a beast of burden and as war elephants (Indians, Persians, Seleucids)
    known subspecies:
    • Syrian elephant (E. m. asurus): extinct shortly before 1 BC; reportedly the largest
    • Borneo elephant (E. m. borneensis): proposed
    • Indian elephant (E. m. indicus)
    • Sri Lankan elephant (E. m. maximus): the archetypical elephant
    • Javan elephant (E. m. sondaicus): possibly extinct by now
    • Sumatran elephant (E. m. sumatranus)
  • Chinese elephant (species unknown; possibly a Palaeoloxodon)
    possibly used as beast of burden
    extinct somewhere before 1 BC
  • North African elephant (species unknown; possibly a Loxodonta)
    apparently tameable and used as war elephants (Kushites, Ptolemies, Epirotes, Carthaginians, Numidians)
    extinct somewhere after 1 BC
  • African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis): yes
  • African bush/savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana): yes; calf: yes

Large, huntable mammals:

  • Tapiridae/tapirs:
    • Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii)
    • Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus)
    • little black tapir (Tapirus kabomani)
    • mountain tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)
    • South American tapir (Tapirus terrestris)
  • Rhinocerotidae/rhinoceroses:
    • “white” rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum): yes
    • “black” rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)
    • Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis)
    • Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus)
    • Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis)
  • Suidae/pigs:
    • Buru babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa)
    • Bola Batu babirusa (Babyrousa bolabatuensis) [proposed species]
    • North Sulawesi babirusa (Babyrousa celebensis)
    • Togian babirusa (Babyrousa togeanensis)
    • giant forest hog (Hylochoerus meinertzhageni)
    • desert warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus)
    • common warthog (Phacochoerus africanus)
    • pygmy hog (Porcula salvania)
    • bushpig (Potamochoerus larvatus)
    • red river hog (Potamochoerus porcus)
  • Tayassuidae/peccaries:
    • Chacoan peccary (Catagonus wagneri)
    • collared peccary (Pecari tajacu)
    • white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari)
  • Hippopotamidae/hippopotamuses:
    • common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
    • pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis)
  • Cetacea/ns ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cetacean_species ) see below
  • Tragulidae/chevrotains/mouse-deer:
    • water chevrotain/fanged deer (Hyemoschus aquaticus)
    • Indian spotted chevrotain (Moschiola indica)
    • yellow-striped chevrotain (Moschiola kathygre)
    • Sri Lankan spotted chevrotain (Moschiola meminna)
    • Java mouse-deer (Tragulus javanicus)
    • lesser mouse-deer/kanchil (Tragulus kanchil)
    • greater mouse-deer/napu (Tragulus napu)
    • Philippine mouse-deer/pilandok (Tragulus nigricans)
    • Vietnam mouse-deer (Tragulus versicolor)
    • Williamson's mouse-deer (Tragulus williamsoni)
  • Antilocapridae:
    • pronghorn (Antilocapra americana)
  • Giraffidae:
    • giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis): yes
    • okapi (Okapia johnstoni)
  • Cervidae/deer:
    • Alceini:
      • moose/elk (Alces alces)
    • Capreolini:
      • Western roe deer (Capreolus capreolus)
      • Eastern roe deer (Capreolus pygargus)
    • Odocoileini/Rangiferini
      • marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus)
      • taruca/north Andean deer (Hippocamelus antisensis)
      • south Andean deer/southern guemal (Hippocamelus bisulcus)
      • red brocket (Mazama americana)
      • small red brocket (Mazama bororo)
      • Mérida brocket (Mazama bricenii)
      • dwarf brocket (Mazama chunyi)
      • grey/brown brocket (Mazama gouazoubira)
      • pygmy brocket (Mazama nana)
      • Amazonian/small brown brocket (Mazama nemorivaga)
      • Yucatan brown brocket (Mazama pandora)
      • little red/swamp brocket (Mazama rufina)
      • Central American red brocket (Mazama temama)
      • fair brocket (Mazama tienhoveni)
      • mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus)
      • white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
      • Pampas deer (Ozotoceros bezoarticus)
      • northern pudú (Pudu mephistophiles)
      • southern pudú (Pudu pudu)
      • reindeer/caribou (Rangifer tarandus)
    • Cervini:
      • chital/spotted deer (Axis axis)
      • Thorold's/white-lipped deer (Cervus albirostris)
      • elk/wapiti (Cervus canadensis)
      • red deer (Cervus elaphus): stag: no; hind: yes; calf: no
      • sika/spotted/Japanese deer (Cervus nippon)
      • fallow deer (Dama dama)
      • Persian fallow deer (Dama dama mesopotamica)
      • milu/Père David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus)
        extinct in wild 1900 AD, reintroduced in 20th C
      • Indochinese/Annamite/Thai hog deer (Hyelaphus annamiticus)
      • Calamian hog deer (Hyelaphus calamianensis)
      • Bawean/Kuhl's hog deer (Hyelaphus kuhlii)
      • Indian hog deer (Hyelaphus porcinus)
      • Eld's deer/thamin (Panolia eldii)
      • barasingha/swamp deer (Rucervus duvaucelii)
      • Visayan/Philippine spotted deer (Rusa alfredi)
      • Philippine deer/sambar (Rusa marianna)
      • Javan rusa/Sunda sambar (Rusa timorensis)
      • sambar (Rusa unicolor)
    • Muntiacini/barking deer:
      • tufted deer (Elaphodus cephalophus)
      • Bornean yellow muntjac (Muntiacus atherodes)
      • hairy-fronted/black muntjac (Muntiacus crinifrons)
      • Fea's/Tenasserim muntjac (Muntiacus feae)
      • Gongshan muntjac (Muntiacus gongshanensis)
      • Sumatran muntjac (Muntiacus montanus)
      • southern red/Indian muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak)
      • Pu Hoat muntjac (Muntiacus puhoatensis)
      • leaf muntjac/Putao muntjac (Muntiacus putaoensis)
      • Reeves's/Chinese muntjac (Muntiacus reevesi)
      • Roosevelt's muntjac (Muntiacus rooseveltorum)
      • Truong Son/Annamite muntjac (Muntiacus truongsonensis)
      • giant muntjac (Muntiacus vuquangensis)
    • Hydropotinae:
      • water deer (Hydropotes inermis)
  • Moschidae/musk deer:
    • Anhui musk deer (Moschus anhuiensis)
    • dwarf/Chinese forest musk deer (Moschus berezovskii)
    • Alpine musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster)
    • Kashmir musk deer (Moschus cupreus)
    • black/dusky musk deer (Moschus fuscus)
    • white-bellied/Himalayan musk deer (Moschus leucogaster)
    • Siberian musk deer (Moschus moschiferus)
  • Bovidae/bovids:
    • Bovini:
      • American bison (Bison bison)
      • wisent/European bison (Bison bonasus)
      • lowland anoa (Bubalus depressicornis)
      • tamaraw/Mindoro dwarf buffalo (Bubalus mindorensis)
      • mountain anoa (Bubalus quarlesi)
      • saola/spindlehorn/Vu Quang ox (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis)
      • African buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
    • Boselaphini:
      • nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus)
      • four-horned antelope/chousingha (Tetracerus quadricornis)
    • Tragelphini/spiral-horned antelopes:
      • giant eland (Taurotragus derbianus)
      • common eland (Taurotragus oryx)
      • nyala (Tragelaphus angasii)
      • mountain nyala/balbok (Tragelaphus buxtoni)
      • bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus)
      • lesser kudu (Tragelaphus imberbis)
      • harnessed bushbuck/kéwel (Tragelaphus scriptus)
      • sitatunga/marshbuck (Tragelaphus spekii)
      • greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)
    • Antilopini/gazelles:
      • dibatag/Clark's gazelle (Ammodorcas clarkei)
      • springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis)
      • blackbuck/Indian antelope (Antilope cervicapra)
      • Mongalla gazelle (Eudorcas albonotata)
      • red-fronted gazelle (Eudorcas rufifrons)
      • red gazelle (Eudorcas rufina)
        extinct since 20th C AD
      • Thomson's gazelle (Eudorcas thomsoni): yes
      • Heuglin's/Eritrean gazelle (Eudorcas tilonura)
      • Arabian gazelle (Gazella arabica)
        possibly extinct or same species as other gazella
      • chinkara/Indian gazelle (Gazella bennettii)
      • Queen of Sheba's/Yemen gazelle (Gazella bilkis)
        extinct since 20th C AD
      • edmi/Cuvier's gazelle (Gazella cuvieri)
      • ariel/dorcas gazelle (Gazella dorcas)
      • Neumann’s/Erlanger’s gazelle (Gazella erlangeri)
      • mountain gazelle (Gazella gazella)
      • rhim/slender-horned/sand/Loder's gazelle (Gazella leptoceros)
      • Arabian sand gazelle (Gazella marica)
      • Saudi gazelle (Gazella saudiya)
        extinct since 21st C AD
      • Speke's gazelle (Gazella spekei)
      • goitered/black-tailed gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa)
      • gerenuk/giraffe gazelle (Litocranius walleri)
      • dama/addra/mhorr gazelle (Nanger dama)
      • Grant's gazelle (Nanger granti)
      • Soemmerring's gazelle (Nanger soemmerringii)
      • dzeren/Mongolian gazelle (Procapra gutturosa)
      • goa/Tibetan gazelle (Procapra picticaudata)
      • Przewalski's gazelle (Procapra przewalskii)
    • Saigini:
      • Tibetan antelope/chiru (Pantholops hodgsonii)
      • saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica)
    • Neotragini/dwarf antelopes:
      • beira (Dorcatragus megalotis)
      • Günther's dik-dik (Madoqua guentheri)
      • Kirk's dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii)
      • silver dik-dik (Madoqua piacentinii)
      • Salt's dik-dik (Madoqua saltiana)
      • Bates's pygmy antelope (Neotragus batesi)
      • Suni (Neotragus moschatus)
      • royal antelope (Neotragus pygmaeus)
      • klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus)
      • oribi (Ourebia ourebi)
      • steenbok (Raphicerus campestris)
      • Cape/southern grysbok (Raphicerus melanotis)
      • Sharpe's/northern grysbok (Raphicerus sharpei)
    • Cephalophinae/duikers:
      • Aders's duiker (Cephalophus adersi)
      • Brooke's duiker (Cephalophus brookei)
      • Peters's duiker (Cephalophus callipygus)
      • white-legged duiker (Cephalophus crusalbum)
      • bay duiker (Cephalophus dorsalis)
      • Harvey's red duiker (Cephalophus harveyi)
      • Jentink's duiker (Cephalophus jentinki)
      • white-bellied duiker (Cephalophus leucogaster)
      • red forest/Natal duiker (Cephalophus natalensis)
      • black duiker (Cephalophus niger)
      • black-fronted duiker (Cephalophus nigrifrons)
      • Ogilby's duiker (Cephalophus ogilbyi)
      • Ruwenzori duiker (Cephalophus rubidus)
      • red-flanked duiker (Cephalophus rufilatus)
      • yellow-backed duiker (Cephalophus silvicultor)
      • Abbott's duiker (Cephalophus spadix)
      • Weyns's duiker (Cephalophus weynsi)
      • zebra duiker (Cephalophus zebra)
      • Maxwell's duiker (Philantomba maxwellii)
      • blue duiker (Philantomba monticola)
      • Walter's duiker (Philantomba walteri)
      • common duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia)
    • Reduncinae:
      • Upemba lechwe (Kobus anselli)
      • waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)
      • kob (Kobus kob)
      • lechwe (Kobus leche)
      • Nile lechwe (Kobus megaceros)
      • puku (Kobus vardonii)
      • southern reedbuck (Redunca arundinum)
      • mountain reedbuck (Redunca fulvorufula)
      • bohor reedbuck (Redunca redunca)
    • impala (Aepyceros melampus)
    • grey rhebok (Pelea capreolus)
    • Ovibovini:
      • takin (Budorcas taxicolor)
      • muskox (Ovibos moschatus): yes
    • Caprini:
      • Barbary sheep (Ammotragus lervia)
      • Arabian tahr (Arabitragus jayakari)
      • Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus)
      • Nilgiri tahr (Nilgiritragus hylocrius)
      • bharal/Himalayan blue sheep/naur (Pseudois nayaur)
      • dwarf blue sheep (Pseudois schaeferi)
    • Naemorhedini:
      • Japanese serow (Capricornis crispus)
      • mainland/Chinese serow (Capricornis milneedwardsii)
      • red serow (Capricornis rubidus)
      • Sumatran serow (Capricornis sumatraensis)
      • Formosan/Taiwan serow (Capricornis swinhoei)
      • Himalayan serow (Capricornis thar)
      • red goral (Naemorhedus baileyi)
      • long-tailed/Amur goral (Naemorhedus caudatus)
      • Chinese/grey long-tailed goral (Naemorhedus griseus)
      • Himalayan goral (Naemorhedus goral)
      • mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus)
      • Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica)
      • chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra)
    • Hippotraginae/grazing antelopes:
      • addax/white antelope (Addax nasomaculatus)
      • roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus)
      • bluebuck/blue antelope (Hippotragus leucophaeus)
        extinct c. 1800 AD
      • sable antelope (Hippotragus niger)
      • East African oryx (Oryx beisa)
      • scimitar/Sahara oryx (Oryx dammah)
        extinct in wild c. 2000 AD
      • gemsbok/South African oryx (Oryx gazella)
      • Arabian/white oryx (Oryx leucoryx)
    • Alcelaphinae:
      • hartebeest/kongoni (Alcelaphus buselaphus)
      • hirola (Beatragus hunteri)
      • black wildebeest (Connochaetes gnou)
      • blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus): yes
      • common tsessebe/sassaby (Damaliscus lunatus)
      • bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus)

Feliformia (“cat-like” carnivores):

  • cats ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felidae#Classification ):
    • Pantherinae:
      • Sunda clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi)
      • clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)
      • lion (Panthera leo): yes; lioness: yes; cub: no
      • jaguar (Panthera onca)
      • leopard (Panthera pardus)
      • tiger (Panthera tigris): yes
      • snow leopard (Panthera uncia)
    • Acinonychini:
      • cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
        actually tameable, praised and used for hunting (Egyptians, Assyrians, Persians, Indians)
      • jaguarundi/eyra (Herpailurus yagouaroundi)
      • cougar/puma/mountain lion (Puma concolor)
    • Felinae:
      • African golden cat (Caracal aurata)
      • caracal (Caracal caracal)
      • bay cat (Catopuma badia)
      • Asia golden cat (Catopuma temminckii)
      • Chinese mountain cat (Felis bieti)
      • domestic cat (Felis catus)
      • jungle cat (Felis chaus)
      • African wildcat (Felis lybica)
      • black-footed cat (Felis nigripes)
      • sand cat (Felis margarita)
      • European wildcat (Felis silvestris)
      • pampas cat (Leopardus colocola)
      • Geoffroy's cat (Leopardus geoffroyi)
      • kodkod (Leopardus guigna)
      • southern tigrina (Leopardus guttulus)
      • Andean mountain cat (Leopardus jacobitus)
      • ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)
      • oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus)
      • margay (Leopardus wiedii)
      • serval (Leptailurus serval)
      • Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis)
      • Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx)
      • Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus)
      • bobcat (Lynx rufus)
      • Pallas's cat (Otocolobus manul)
      • marbled cat (Pardofelis marmorata)
      • leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis)
      • Sunda leopard cat (Prionailurus javanensis)
      • flat-headed cat (Prionailurus planiceps)
      • rusty-spotted cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus)
      • fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus)
  • African palm civet (Nandinia binotata)
  • Asiatic linsangs:
    • banded linsang (Prionodon linsang)
    • spotted linsang (Prionodon pardicolor)
  • eupleridae (ten species)
  • hyenas:
    • spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
    • brown hyena (Hyaena brunnea)
    • striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena)
    • aardwolf (Proteles cristata)
  • mongooses (dozens of species)
  • viverridae (dozens of species)

Caniformia (“dog-like” carnivores):

  • canines:
    • Canina/wolf-like canines:
      • side-striped jackal (Canis adustus)
      • African/golden wolf (Canis anthus)
      • golden jackal (Canis aureus)
      • coyote (Canis latrans)
      • wolf (Canis lupus): yes
      • eastern wolf (Canis lycaon)
      • black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas)
      • red wolf (Canis rufus)
      • Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis)
      • dhole/Asiatic wild dog (Cuon alpinus)
      • African wild dog (Lycaon pictus)
    • Cerdocyonina/South American canines:
      • short-eared dog (Atelocynus microtis)
      • crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous)
      • maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus)
      • culpeo (Lycalopex culpaeus)
      • Darwin's fox (Lycalopex fulvipes)
      • South American grey fox (Lycalopex griseus)
      • pampas fox (Lycalopex gymnocercus)
      • Sechuran fox (Lycalopex sechurae)
      • hoary fox (Lycalopex vetulus)
      • bush dog (Speothos venaticus)
    • Vulpini/foxes:
      • raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides)
      • bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis)
      • Bengal/Indian fox (Vulpes bengalensis)
      • Blanford's fox (Vulpes cana)
      • Cape/cama/silver-backed fox (Vulpes chama)
      • corsac/steppe fox (Vulpes corsac)
      • Tibetan/sand fox (Vulpes ferrilata)
      • Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus): yes?
      • kit fox (Vulpes macrotis)
      • pale fox (Vulpes pallida)
      • Rüppell's fox (Vulpes rueppellii)
      • swift fox (Vulpes velox)
      • red fox (Vulpes vulpes): yes
      • fennes fox (Vulpes zerda)
    • Urocyon:
      • gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)
      • island fox (Urocyon littoralis)
  • bears:
    • giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)
    • sun bear (Helarctos malayanus)
    • sloth/labiated bear (Melursus ursinus)
    • spectacled/Andean short-faced bear (Tremarctos ornatus)
    • American black bear (Ursus americanus)
    • brown bear (Ursus arctos): yes
    • polar bear (Ursus maritimus)
    • Asian black bear (Ursus thibetanus)
  • seals:
    • Phocidae/true seals (18 species)
    • Otariidae/sea lions and fur seals (15 species)
    • walrus (Odobenus rosmarus): yes
  • skunks:
    • Molina’s hog-nosed skunk (Conepatus chinga)
    • Humboldt's hog-nosed skunk (Conepatus humboldtii)
    • American hog-nosed skunk (Conepatus leuconotus)
    • striped hog-nosed skunk (Conepatus semistriatus)
    • hooded skunk (Mephitis macroura)
    • striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis)
    • Sunda stink badger/teledu (Mydaus javanensis)
    • Palawan stink badger/pantot (Mydaus marchei)
    • southern spotted skunk (Spilogale angustifrons)
    • western spotted skunk (Spilogale gracilis)
    • eastern spotted skunk (Spilogale putorius)
    • pygmy spotted skunk (Spilogale pygmaea)
  • red panda (Ailurus fulgens)
  • procyonidae:
    • eastern lowland olingo (Bassaricyon alleni)
    • northern olingo (Bassaricyon gabbii)
    • western lowland olingo (Bassaricyon medius)
    • olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina)
    • ring-tailed cat (Bassariscus astutus)
    • cacomistle (Bassariscus sumichrasti)
    • white-nosed coati (Nasua narica)
    • South American coati (Nasua nasua)
    • eastern mountain coati (Nasuella meridensis)
    • western mountain coati (Nasuella olivacea)
    • kinkajou (Potos flavus)
    • crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus)
    • raccoon (Procyon lotor)
    • Cozumel raccoon (Procyon pygmaeus)
  • mustelidae ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustelidae#Systematics )


  • great apes:
    • Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei)
    • Eastern lowland gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri)
    • Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)
    • Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli)
    • bonobo (Pan paniscus)
    • common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
    • Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii)
    • Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
    • Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis)
  • lesser apes ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibbon#Taxonomy )
  • monkeys:
    • magot/Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus)
    • olive baboon (Papio anubis)
    • yellow baboon (Papio cynocephalus)
    • hamadryas baboon (Papio hamadryas)
    • Guinea baboon (Papio papio)
    • chacma baboon (Papio ursinus)
    • numerous other species

Some smaller mammals:

  • lagomorpha:
    • hares (dozens of species)
    • rabbits:
      • European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus): yes
      • dozens of other species
    • pika (dozens of species)
  • rodents:
    • mountain beaver (Aplodontia rufa)
    • North American beaver (Castor canadensis)
    • Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber)
    • guinea pig (Cavia porcellus)
    • mice:
      • house mouse (Mus musculus)
      • many other species
    • porcupines (dozens of species)
    • rats:
      • true/black rat (Rattus rattus)
      • common/brown rat (Rattus norvegicus)
      • dozens of other species
    • squirrels (hundreds of species)
    • many other species
  • sloths:
    • pygmy three-toed sloth (Bradypus pygmaeus)
    • maned sloth (Bradypus torquatus)
    • pale-throated sloth (Bradypus tridactylus)
    • brown-throated sloth (Bradypus variegatus)
    • Linnaeus's two-toed sloth (Choloepus didactylus)
    • Hoffmann's two-toed sloth (Choloepus hoffmanni)
  • anteaters:
    • silky anteater (Cyclopes didactylus)
    • giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla)
    • northern tamandua (Tamandua mexicana)
    • southern tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla)
  • pangolins:
    • Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata)
    • Philippine pangolin (Manis culionensis)
    • Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica)
    • Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla)
    • long-tailed pangolin (Phataginus tetradactyla)
    • tree pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis)
    • giant pangolin (Smutsia gigantea)
    • ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
  • aardvark (Orycteropus afer)
  • monotremes (lay eggs):
    • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
    • short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)
    • Sir David's long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus attenboroughi)
    • eastern long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus bartoni)
    • western long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus bruijnii)



Crocodilians ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocodilia#Taxonomy ):

  • Africa:
    • Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus): yes
      • the archetypical crocodile
      • very aggressive and fierce
    • West African crocodile (Crocodylus suchus)
      • kept in Egyptian temples and frequently mummified
      • often confused with the larger Nile crocodile, looks similar, but is significantly less fierce
    • West African slender-snouted crocodile (Mecistops cataphractus)
    • Central African slender-snouted crocodile (Mecistops leptorhynchus)
    • dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis)
  • Asia,  New Guinea, and Australia:
    • Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis)
    • Freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnsoni)
    • Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis)
    • New Guinea crocodile (Crocodylus novaeguineae)
    • mugger crocodile (Crocodylus palustris)
    • saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)
    • Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis)
    • gharial (Gavialis gangeticus)
    • false gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii)
  • the Americas:
    • American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
    • spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus)
    • broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris)
    • yacare caiman (Caiman yacare)
    • American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus)
    • Orinoco crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius)
    • Morelet's crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii)
    • Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer)
    • black caiman (Melanosuchus niger)
    • Cuvier's dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus)
    • Schneider's smooth-fronted caiman (Paleosuchus trigonatus)

Finally, marine mammals:


Sirenia/sea cows ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirenia#Taxonomy ):

  • dugong (Dugong dugon)
  • Steller's sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas)
    extinct in 18 C AD
  • Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis)
  • West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus)
  • African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis)

Mysticeti/baleen whales ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cetacean_species#Mysticeti:_baleen_whales ):

  • Balaenoidae/right whales:
    • bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus)
    • pygmy right whale (Caperea marginata)
    • southern right whale (Eubalaena australis)
    • North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis)
    • North Pacific right whale (Eubalaena japonica)
  • Balaenopteroidae/large baleen whales:
    • common/northern minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata)
    • Antarctic/southern minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis)
    • sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis)
    • common Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera brydei)
    • Sittang/Eden's whale (Balaenoptera edeni)
    • blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus)
    • Omura's/dwarf fin whale (Balaenoptera omurai)
    • fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus)
    • grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus)
    • humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Odontoceti/toothed whales ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cetacean_species#Odontoceti:_toothed_whales ):

  • Delpinoidae/oceanic dolphins:
    • Delphinidae/true dolphins:
      • Commerson's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus commersonii)
      • Chilean/black dolphin (Cephalorhynchus eutropia)
      • Heaviside's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii)
      • Hector's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori)
      • long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis)
      • short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis)
      • pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata)
      • short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus)
      • long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas)
      • Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus)
      • Fraser's dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei)
      • Atlantic white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus)
      • white-beaked dolphin (Lagenorhynchus albirostris)
      • Peale's dolphin (Lagenorhynchus australis)
      • hourglass dolphin (Lagenorhynchus cruciger)
      • Pacific white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)
      • dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus)
      • northern right whale dolphin (Lissodelphis borealis)
      • southern right whale dolphin (Lissodelphis peronii)
      • Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris)
      • Australian snubfin dolphin (Orcaella heinsohni)
      • killer whale (Orcinus orca)
      • false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens)
      • tucuxi (Sotalia fluviatilis)
      • Guiana dolphin (Sotalia guianensis)
      • Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis)
      • Indian Ocean humpback dolphin (Sousa plumbea)
      • Australian humpback dolphin (Sousa sahulensis)
      • Atlantic humpback dolphin (Sousa teuszii)
      • pantropical spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata)
      • Clymene dolphin (Stenella clymene)
      • striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba)
      • Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis)
      • spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris)
      • rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis)
      • Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus)
      • Burrunan dolphin (Tursiops australis)
      • common/Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
    • Monodontidae:
      • beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas)
      • narwhal (Monodon monoceros)
    • Phocoenidae/porpoises:
      • Indo-Pacific finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides)
      • narrow-ridged finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis)
      • spectacled porpoise (Phocoena dioptrica)
      • harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)
      • vaquita (Phocoena sinus)
      • Burmeister's porpoise (Phocoena spinipinnis)
      • Dall's porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli)
  • Physeroidae/sperm whales:
    • pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps)
    • dwarf sperm whale (Kogia sima)
    • sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)
  • Platanistoidae/river dolphins:
    • Araguaian river dolphin (Inia araguaiaensis)
    • Amazon river dolphin/boto (Inia geoffrensis)
    • South Asian river dolphin (Platanista gangetica)
    • La Plata dolphin (Pontoporia blainvillei)
    • Yangtze/Chinese river dolphin/baiji (Lipotes vexillifer)
      extinct since 2006
  • Ziphidae/beaked whales:
    • Berardiinae:
      • Arnoux's beaked whale (Berardius arnuxii)
      • Baird's beaked whale (Berardius bairdii)
    • Hyperoodontinae:
      • northern bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus)
      • southern bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon planifrons)
      • tropical bottlenose whale (Indopacetus pacificus)
      • Sowerby's beaked whale (Mesoplodon bidens)
      • Andrews' beaked whale (Mesoplodon bowdoini)
      • Hubbs' beaked whale (Mesoplodon carlhubbsi)
      • Blainville's beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris)
      • Gervais' beaked whale (Mesoplodon europaeus)
      • ginkgo-toothed beaked whale (Mesoplodon ginkgodens)
      • Gray's beaked whale (Mesoplodon grayi)
      • Hector's beaked whale (Mesoplodon hectori)
      • Deraniyagala's beaked whale (Mesoplodon hotaula)
      • strap-toothed whale (Mesoplodon layardii)
      • Perrin's beaked whale (Mesoplodon perrini)
      • pygmy beaked whale (Mesoplodon peruvianus)
      • Stejneger's beaked whale (Mesoplodon stejnegeri)
      • spade-toothed whale (Mesoplodon traversii)
      • True's beaked whale (Mesoplodon mirus)
    • Ziphinae:
      • Shepherd's/Tasman's beaked whale (Tasmacetus shepherdi)
      • Cuvier's beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris)

Currently the game includes just two types of fish: tilapia (freshwater) and tuna (saltwater). There are many other important fish types (although they are not domesticated animals, it doesn't harm to include them here): anchovy, carp, catfish, cod, dab, flounder, haddock, halibut, herring, mackerel, mullet, plaice, salmon, sardine, sole, sprat, sturgeon, trout, turbot, etc. (undoubtedly I forgot to mention some), as well as larger fish such as marlins, swordfish, sharks, and rays. Although it would be nice to have more fish types, it's actually really unimportant.


PS Hopefully this is the correct location to post.

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Before someone starts shouting “Hey! You forgot this animal!”, I'd like to point out that not all animals in captivity are domesticated, and emphasize there is a difference between bred and tamed. Elephants, for instance, are not domesticated, and never will be.

  • “Domestic” animals are born, bred, and trained in captivity, e.g.:
    • domestic horses, mules, donkeys, and dogs
  • “Feral” animals are domesticated animals escaped into the wild or their off-spring, e.g.:
    • mustangs, dingos, and stray dogs
  • “Wild” animals are species which can not be domesticated (if it were possible it would have happened in the past thousands of years), although they could be hunted and captured.
    • Some wild animals are genetically related to and could sometimes interbreed with their domesticated counterparts, e.g.: wolves, wild horses, aurochs
    • Some wild animals could be tamed and made useful, e.g.: cheetahs, Asian elephants
    • Some wild animals always remain wild, even after years of captivity, e.g.: bears, African bush elephants, lions

Don't be fooled by appearances. A zebra might look like a horse but certainly does not behave like one:

“Zebras have the unpleasant habit of biting a person and not letting go. They injure even more American zookeepers each year than do tigers! Zebras are also virtually impossible to lasso with a rope—even for cowboys who win rodeo championships by lassoing horses—because of their unfailing ability to watch the rope noose fly toward them and then to duck their head out of the way.”
— Jared Diamond Guns, Germs and Steel: A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years (New York/London 1997) 172


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7 minutes ago, fatherbushido said:

For example, all that is already well designed. Wiki, forum... are good sources.

Sorry, I don't understand what you mean.

I do realize domestic animals exist in 0 A.D. and I'm not proposing to do it differently than how it's done now. This thread (see first post) is merely a list of domesticated animals which are already included in the game (goat, sheep, pig, chicken, peacock) and which are not yet but would be nice to have.

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2 minutes ago, stanislas69 said:

I believe we do have zebu horses and donkeys @Nescio unless you mean recruitable in this case only the zebu is.

Actually I'm only looking at the fauna templates currently in game: https://trac.wildfiregames.com/browser/ps/trunk/binaries/data/mods/public/simulation/templates/gaia

I'm not an artist, so any other assets are hidden to me :)

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30 minutes ago, stanislas69 said:

@Nescio who says I'm an artist ? :p dondont believe the badge it's fake :)

At least you gave the impression you know how Blender works; anything graphical is too difficult for me; I'm text based :)

30 minutes ago, stanislas69 said:

about the horse what is wrong with it I believe there is fauna horse. Or do you want something else ?

Ah, yes, I see there is. However, it's feral and huntable (<Entity parent="template_unit_fauna_hunt_skittish">), I want a domesticated one that isn't afraid of humans (<Entity parent="template_unit_fauna_herd_domestic">).

[EDIT: that would be easy to fix; I could make a new template and submit a patch later]

Foal would be nice too. And I'm also hoping for the tarpan and Przewalski's horse, as well as other equids.

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58 minutes ago, stanislas69 said:

I guess making a foal is just a matter of scaling down the horse ? @Alexandermb

Maybe, I'm not sure. Foals seem to be much thinner and have relatively long legs, a different tail, and a shorter body:




While at it, could we also get kids, lambs, and piglets?

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4 minutes ago, stanislas69 said:

Nothing. It's just that I don't know what is the point of having them vs the time it takes to make them :)

Oh, that. I have no idea how much time it takes to create them, but I do hope someone with sufficient time and skill is willing to create more animals. Biodiversity is not terribly important, however, it is nice to have; more variety makes the game more realistic and pleasing.

As for the young animals specifically, one use could be that juveniles can be trained quickly at the corral but cost more food than they give; they can then be (automatically?) upgraded for free or promoted to fully grown animals which give a lot of food. Actually I might try it out in 0abc; maybe a experience trickle could work for that.

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https://code.wildfiregames.com/D1524 introduces templates for a domestic horse and camel that don't run away.

https://code.wildfiregames.com/D1523 standardizes fauna templates.

2 hours ago, stanislas69 said:

Indeed I liked the mechanism in AOM where if you captured a cow it would take some time before it would reach it's full potential. They could also turn into their adult counterparts but that needs code.

AoM's animal fattening was great, hopefully something like that could be included in 0 A.D. as well.


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3 hours ago, Nescio said:

https://code.wildfiregames.com/D1524 introduces templates for a domestic horse and camel that don't run away.

https://code.wildfiregames.com/D1523 standardizes fauna templates.

AoM's animal fattening was great, hopefully something like that could be included in 0 A.D. as well.


I agree, its must to be.

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Wonders have resource trickle maybe the corral could have an aura giving experience to domesticated animals, so they level up 3 ranks like infantry; skinny, mid and fat it would be just a scaling of the belly and if its possible give an aura also to the cattle/sheep for example enabling the food trickle to corrals only if they are near.

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