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Create Your Own EDGE Species

By on July 25, 2012 in Bactrian camel, Hispaniolan solenodon, Mammals, News, ZSL

In partnership with EDGE, Mozilla Thimble has built the Awesome Animal Builder project, where you can create your own EDGE species by ‘remixing’ different parts from real EDGE animals.

Thimble makes it easy to work with HTML and CSS (the main building blocks of websites) by splitting up the screen so you can change the code on the left and see what it does on the right. So with really easy to follow instructions you can make your own animal in no time, whether you are an absolute beginner or serious coder!

You can choose from three categories of small, medium and large animals. You select different body parts from the Hispaniolan solenodon or numbat all the way up to the blue whale or Asian elephant, and swap around the bits until you find a combination you like! You can change the text describing your animal, using the facts about each animal you’ve used or you can totally make up your own stuff. Once you’re happy with your ‘EDGE species’ creation you can name it and then share it with your friends and family.

As the EDGE website intern I can tell you it’s a whole lot of fun… here’s my one – the Echamolphin!

It’s fun, free and you can really learn something – why not give it a go today?