Animal alphabet

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A’s For the Antelope always on view
Which Algernon saw
When he went to the zoo

B Was the bear that came up at a run
When Benjamin threw him
A very nice bun

C’s For the camel
“Poor thing, what a lump!”
Was what Caroline said
When she looked at his hump

D’s For the deer with the soft
pretty eyes;
Doris found them so tame
She had quite a surprise

E Was the elephant
sixpence a ride but
Eric soon found that
you can’t sit astride

F Was the fox very crafty and sly
Watching Frank from his den
with a cunning old eye

G’s The giraffe which made
Geraldine smile
She was sure with his neck
She could see quite a mile

H Was the hippo asleep in his pool
Harry thought it an excellent
way to keep cool

I Was the Ibex, a kind of wild goat
Ida thought his horns nasty
But liked his fine coat

J Was the Jaguar like a big cat
But Jane didn’t think
She would like him to pat

K Was the kangaroo off with a bound
A fine way. thought Ken
To get over the ground

L’s For the lions; they made
such a fierce noise
Laura wished she were safety
At home with the boys

M’s For the monkeys
all patter and chatter
But Miles couldn’t tell
What on earth was the matter

N’s For the Nilgai which jumped
off a rock
He took such a leap that
Nell had quite a shock

O’s For the ostrich
A wise-looking bird
But Olga remembered
the tales she had heard

P’s For the parrot
that had lots to say
and tried to peck Paul
As he passed by that way

Q’s For the Quagga
Which Quentin found tame
He is quite like a Zebra
with stripes and a mane

R Is the Rhino
A fierce-looking beast
Rosie watched him with awe
In the midst of a feast

S Is the snake which
Suzanne found asleep
He was shiny and slimy
and made her flesh creep

T’s For the Tiger
that gave Tim a fright
He was horribly scared
Lest they got out at night

For U (That’s the Unicorn)
Nobody looks;
As Una can tell you
He’s only in books

V’s For the Vulture
A big bird of prey
Veronica saw him
and soon ran away

W’s For the Wolf
Lying flat on the ground
Though when Walter
came near he was
up with a bound

X Just looks on
and has nothing to do
There’s no creature
That claims him
Through-out the whole Zoo

Y Is the Yak
He’s worthy of note
Yvonne was amazed
at his long shaggy coat

Z’s For the Zebra
That kept Zoe busy
She counted his stripes
till she felt she was dizzy

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