A Brevitous Gentleman’s Field Guide to Members of the Animal Kingdom
Sharing the Same Name as Common Fruits and Vegetables
– The Rhubarb Swine is a small variant of the already-diminutive Vietnamese Pot Belly Pig, so named because of its purple skin and leaflike tail plumage
– The Toucan, uncommonly believed to be named after the brand of breakfast cereals of the same moniker, is instead so called due to its habit of building a nest only out of Toucan Barley.
– Jackfruit Hornets construct their nests by first assembling a small block and tackle from wood pulp and hornet saliva.
– Flourhogs, an albino variety of the groundhog, dig vast networks of tunnels through the storage tanks of wheat mills.