Well, I've been patiently waiting to see an armadillo in the wild -- like taking a stroll across a street. Yes, that can happen here. Thought I'd found one once, but as I got closer (driving the car) I discovered it was only "another" road kill.
Not sure about naming animals at the zoos around here, but I think zoos tend to either give animals "cute" names, or else something that sort of goes along with what they are -- like Ling Ling, a panda.
In the wild I have seen a group of turkeys, white tail deer (not for hunting!), of course squirrels, chipmunks, and the usual backyard animals. Once saw some sort of falcon eating a bird on my back lawn. Luckily (and happily for me) I've not seen snakes! EEuuuww! (And you can keep earthworms, too.)