Alpacas are very cute like overgrown hamsters.
My Edition One of my personal ABC animal sets starts anteater. You know, the South American ones like the stereotypical giant anteater and the tamamduas?
The same edition does star an invertebrate which are my favorite sea creatures, the starfish. Edition 1 also has other obscurities lile binturong, fulmar, viscacha, and they end Y and Z (yapok and zorilla).
Of course I used more popular animals like elephant, koala, and jaguar, as well as pets, like canary, guinea pig, and hamster.