It’s an extremely mild spoiler, but you do encounter several different animals throughout the course of Naughty Dog’s survival horror opus, The Last of Us. These land-based mammals, however, are not infected like their human counterparts, which has left us pondering what a post-apocalyptic United States would look like with reanimated creature corpses.

Fortunately, artist Thomas Wievegg has come up with some interesting concepts, showing a lion and a gorilla plagued by the cordyceps disease. Honestly, while the Clickers are scary, we don’t fancy facing off against either of these. Indeed, it’ll be interesting to see whether writer Neil Druckmann and crew delve into the animal kingdom for the title’s inevitable sequel.

[via thomaswievegg.deviantart.com, gamerattitude.com]