Many thanks to Laridian for her help in putting together the list and categories of animals for this Bingo. Without her, I’d have had a hard time knowing what is and isn’t actually hard to find on postcards.
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Thank you very much to porkwithbones (a.k.a sheepupinthemeadow) for her good work !
Like looking at animals, both in photographs and in artwork? This is the Bingo for you. The goal of this bingo is to send/receive postcards picturing common animals. There is a list of 116 animals that should be common enough on postcards to be collected.
Here are some rules:
Only official and registered cards will count. Travelling or expired cards will not.
There are two separate lists: one for sent cards, one for received cards
If you have more than one account, you may use all of them for this bingo, but only separately, not combined.
Update your lists frequently in your first post. That’s the one I will keep an eye on, and it’s the one that counts. So please don’t post your list several times, just update the first one and include the date of your last update.
You can make a link as follows: butterfly (minus the *)
It will then look like this: butterfly
This is an Art of Animals Bingo. All images of animals count, whether photographs, scientific illustrations, or cartoons. As long as it is clear that the animal belongs in the (usually broad) category, it doesn’t matter what sort of image you use. The animal doesn’t even have to be the focus of the image, though you’re welcome to impose additional restrictions on yourself to add to the challenge.
There may be one, multiple or mixed animals in a picture. The same postcard could participate only once in this bingo. For instance, if the postcard shows zebra+lion, it can only be submitted for zebra or for lion, not both.
I’m aware that senders/receivers can delete pictures of all sent/received postcards, which could cause a problem if someone deletes one of your animal cards. Therefore I would advice you to upload a picture of each animal card (or a screenshot of the Postcrossing page of that card) to Flickr or a similar site, just for future reference in case something like this happens. I don’t think it will happen often, or ever at all, but just to be sure.
Please keep an eye on your list. Even if you don’t receive/send any cards for this bingo for some time, please edit your update date, so I can see you’re still active with this bingo.
Whenever someone reaches a BINGO!, all other participants will send her/him a postcard as a prize. I will distribute the address as needed. Bingos occur at 60, 85, and 110 cards send or received.
List of animals to be sent/received:
- Anteater/aardvark (any variety except echidna)
- Bear, brown/black/grizzly
- Bear, polar
- Cat (domestic or wild - small cats only i.e. Bobcats yes, tigers no)
- Chimpanzee or orangutan
- Cow/bull/cattle/yak/buffalo (NOT bison)
- Dog (domestic or wild)
- Duck-billed platypus
- Ferret, weasel, or close relative
- Goat (mountain goat, ibex, etc. included)
- Guinea pig/hamster/gerbil
- Leopard/cheetah/jaguar/ocelot/black panther
- Panda, giant
- Pig/wild boar
- Land mammal, any not otherwise listed.
54. Orca/killer whale
55. Seal/sea lion/walrus
61. Ray (stingray family)
64. Fish, any not already listed
69. Sea urchin
72. Starfish/brittle star
77. Dinosaur, any
97. Bird, any not already listed
100. King cobra
101. Komodo dragon
104. Lizard, any not already listed
105. Snake, any not already listed
110. Fly or gnat
112. Praying mantis
115. Insect, any not already listed
I’m open to suggestions for additions or improvements to this lists. Most of the groupings were made to make it easy for laypeople to not have to distinguish between similar-looking animals
Update 14/9: added 116. Other land mammal; changed category 55 to include walrus as well as seal and sea lion.
Good luck with the Bingo and Happy Postcrossing!