Monthly archives: December, 2019

Green Anaconda (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and photographs by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 The green anaconda (also known as the common anaconda, Eunectes murinus) is the world’s heaviest snake, and second only to the reticulated python in length. Females, which grow far larger than males, can be at least 17 feet (5.2 metres) long and weigh 215 lbs (97.5 kg). …

Warthog Piglet (Wildlife by Schleich)

The warthog, Phacochoerus africanus, or the common warthog to use its full vernacular name, is a wild member of the Suidae or pig family. There are four subspecies in the genus, each occupying a slightly different range within in central Africa. Schleich have made several figures of this animal, two boars (an early release and …

Périgord Goose (Farm Life by Papo)

On Thanksgiving I presented a turkey for the Blog, so it makes sense on Christmas I would present a goose, a bird traditionally served on this holiday. Depending on the location or culture, three are several traditional Christmas ‘meats’. In my household growing up we ate beef, and when I lived in the Czech Republic …

Reindeer, adult and calf (Wildlife by Mojo Fun)

Review and photos by Saarlooswolfhound; edited by bmathison1972 The Mojo Fun reindeer adult and calf, numbers #387186 and #387188 respectively, were released as new products in 2019. They are included in Mojo Fun’s Wildlife range of models. The adult measures at about L-13 W-7 H-13 cm and the calf is L-9 W-2 H-6 cm. The …

Two-toed Sloth (Wild Safari Wildlife by Safari Ltd.)

Review and photographs by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 The word “sloth” means slowness, laziness, indolence, or a habitual disinclination to exertion, and looking at the arboreal South American mammals called sloths, one might think that they fit their name to a tee. But while sloths are indeed slow-moving, they are not at all lazy. They …

Walrus (Schleich)

It’s the holiday season and what better way to celebrate on the ATB than by looking at one of the North Pole’s most recognizable animals? The walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) occurs throughout the arctic and sub-arctic seas where they’re divided into two sub-species, the Atlantic walrus (O. r. rosmarus) and the Pacific walrus (O. r. divergens). …

Green-winged Macaw (Wings of the World by Safari Ltd.)

Reviews and photographs by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 Parrots are found across the globe in a wide variety of sizes and vivid colours, but the ones people tend to think of the most are the macaws of South America. Not only are they arguably the most beautiful members of their family, they have also gained …