My goal is to create a site that answers a question you may have asked while running around Azeroth: "Gee, [insert in-game animal name here] looks familiar, I wonder if there's a real life equivalent out there some where?"
You can then come to this site and I can either say:
1. sorry [insert your name here] that animal is actually a combination of Terra-based creatures.
or, even better,
2. Why YES, that creature actually does exist! And if you live in [indigenously appropriate area here] you might even come across it and it would eat you! (assuming the animal is a large carnivore.)
note: If you're looking at a "squirrel" in game and then ask yourself if these "squirrels" actually exist AND you don't live in a hermetically sealed sterile environment due to a rare genetic condition who doesn't visit the lol cats sites or go anywhere else on the internet (cause come on, squirrels are out there, watching waiting, planning) THEN I'll do my best...but you may need more help than this site can provide.
p.s. if you are living in a hermetically sealed sterile environment due to a rare genetic condition then my heart goes out to you and I hope that the gained understanding that some of the animals in game are pretty damn close to their Earth equivalents allows you to feel better connected to the world outside.
A little about myself, I'm a zoo keeper for going on 10 years now and have worked with a wide variety of these awesome animals. It's an interesting and challenging job and, since I work in Tampa, sometimes hot as balls out there. But the animals in game are one of the reasons I enjoy WOW and the reason I rolled a hunter.
Thank you again for visiting and I hope you enjoy the site!