365 days = 365 animals
As far as I understand it, we need to choose 365 animals, one to correspond to each day of the year. It's not currently clear how the finished calendar will be presented - anyone want to start a thread to discuss that rather large topic? - but in the meantime, here are some initial questions that come to mind:
365 days = 365 animals. How we choose which ones to feature on the cal?
Do we include top-level taxonomies only (i.e. species, rather than sub-species, etc?): so for example, and eagle and a pigeon are both valid separate animals, but a Great Dane and a chihuahua would both fall under dog.
l found this list of the 25 most popular animals searched for on Google: http://list25.com/25-most-popular-animals-on-google-search/ - something like that seems to be as democratic a resource as any?
Once we have a list of animals, how should they be ascribed to the days of the year? Randomly? Associatively? Either way, we have to be careful about offending cultural sensitivities. Cows are sacred in Hinduism, for instance, and it might be taboo to pair a cow with a certain Hindu holy day. Likewise, the pig is taboo in Islam and Judaism, so having a pig paired with one of the many holy days in those religions is also likely to cause offence.