Generate random wildlife bingo cards for safaris with data from Wikipedia.
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Safari Bingo Cards

Fun proof of concept to generate random wildlife bingo cards for safaris with data from Wikipedia.

Example bingo card showing a 4x4 grid of Sub-Saharan African wildlife


Once the requirements are satisfied you can generate a card. By default it generates a 4x4 grid with 16 images:

$ ./ -i data/animals.csv -o out.jpg
[INFO] Generated random sample of 32 animals...
[INFO] > Creating thumbnail for Helmeted guineafowl...
[INFO] Generated card with a 4x4 grid of animals...
[INFO] Wrote out.jpg

The script will download the images from Wikipedia, generate thumbnails for the sampled animals, and output a bingo card as a JPEG file.


Set up a Python 3.11+ virtual environment and install the requirements:

$ python3 -m .venv
$ source .venv/bin/activate
$ pip install -r requirements.lock


  • Credit photographers — these photos are all some variation of CC-BY so we need to give attribution
  • Add filtering by region — the metadata already exists, though perhaps needs to be adjusted
  • Refactor — perhaps needs to be more object oriented
  • Make a web frontend — I can imagine a light frontend that would shuffle the images in realtime and allow generation of a number of cards


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