Template:Infobox Animal

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Infobox Animal
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The infobox may be added by pasting the template as shown below into an article. All fields are optional and unused parameter names can be left blank or omitted.

{{Infobox Animal
| name                    = 
| image                   = 
| caption                 = 
| birthname               = 
| othername               = 
| species                 = 
| breed                   = 
| gender                  = 
| birthdate               = 
| birthplace              = 
| deathdate               = 
| deathplace              = 
| restingplace            = 
| restingplacecoordinates = 
| relativeage             = 
| nationality             = 
| occupation              = 
| employer                = 
| role                    = 
| yearsactive             = 
| known                   = 
| awards                  = 
| title                   = 
| term                    = 
| predecessor             = 
| successor               = 
| owner                   = 
| parents                 = 
| children                = 
| weight                  = 
| height                  = 
| appearance              = 
| namedafter              = 
| website                 = 


Parameter Explanation
name Insert given name of animal. Use the common name, typically name of article, if multiple names are used. If omitted or blank it defaults to the name of the article.
bgcolour Colour of the top banner. Default is silver.
image Insert image name. Use only the file name such as abc.jpg, xyz.png, 123.gif, etc. Do not use syntax such as [[Image:abc.jpg]] or [[Image:abc.jpg|200px]]
caption Insert photograph caption. Try to include date of photo and the photographer.
birthname Insert actor's name at birth if it has changed since birth.
othername Insert other name(s) that the animal has been known by.
species Insert the species of the animal.
breed Insert the breed of the animal.
gender Insert the gender of the animal.
birthdate Insert date of birth: month, day, year. Consider using {{birth date and age}} if the animal is living, otherwise use {{birth date}}.
birthplace Insert place of birth: town, city, state, country.
deathdate Insert date of death: month, day, year. Consider using {{death date and age}}.
deathplace Insert place of death: town, city, state, country.
restingplace Insert name of cemetery; place of ash-scattering, etc.
restingplacecoordinates Insert coordinates of cemetery; place of ash-scattering, etc. using {{coord}} with display=inline,title. For graves, please be as precsie as possible.
relativeage Insert the relative age of the animal in human terms (current age if still alive, age at death if not).
nationality Insert the country the animal is from.
occupation Insert the occupation(s) animal is known for, e.g. pet, mouser, actor.
employer Insert the employer of the animal.
role If the animal is/was an actor, insert any famous roles the animal is know for.
yearsactive Insert the years that the animal was active in its career. Use the format:

year of first professional performance–year of final professional appearance

Note: If still active, use "present" in place of the end year.
known Insert a brief description of why the animal is notable.
award Insert any other awards won
title Insert any title the animal has held.
term Insert the years the animal held the title listed above.
predecessor Insert animal who previously held the title listed above.
successor Insert animal who subsequently held the title listed above.
owner Insert the animal's owner.
parents Insert the names of the animal's notable parent(s) (<br />).
children Insert the names of especially notable children of the animal(<br />).
weight Insert the weight of the animal (should also include the date).
height Insert the height of the animal (should also include the date).
appearance Insert the appearance of the animal.
namedafter Insert who or what the animal was named after.
website Insert the animal's official website. Use only the link such as http://www.example.com/. Do not use syntax such as [http://www.example.com/].


The HTML mark up produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the person's details parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia or via a browser tool operated by a reader, to (for example) add the subject to an address book. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.

Date-of-birth ("bday") parameters will only be included in the microformat if {{Birth date}} or {{Birth date and age}} are used in the infobox.

hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • bday
  • county-name
  • fn (required)
  • honorific-prefix
  • honorific-suffix
  • label
  • locality
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • role
  • vcard

Please do not rename or remove these classes.

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