hmmm even before I got down the mention of a database I was already thinking.. "it wouldn't be too tough to through together a quick database" heh
What database software does the site run on? throwing together a database design to house speciese, husbandry info as well as "user comments" regarding husbandry, breeding, feeding, agression, etc really wouldn't be very tough, getting thurough and accurate info INTO the database is another story. The best reasonable solution to that would be to allow user input to fill the database and have it "moderated" by as the messages are to verify/correct the data. although I have yet to work with php I would welcome the opportunity and would be more than willing to put forth an effort.