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Hippopotamus (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and photographs by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 While the Nile crocodile may be the biggest and deadliest predator in Africa’s waterways, it is still no match one on one for an even bigger and arguably more dangerous resident. A creature that rivals a rhinoceros in weight, can outrun a human on land, and boasts …

Domestic Pigeon (Unknown Company)

Review and images by stargatedalek; edited by bmathison1972 Not long ago I received an eBay coupon as a consolation prize in one of their contests. Unsure what to spend it on, I remembered seeing some surprisingly impressive birds made using a plastic base with real feathers attached and decided to see if they were in …

Giraffe (Wildlife by Schleich)

Review and photographs by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 With their super-long necks and equally long limbs, giraffes are among evolution’s most wondrous marvels. It was long thought that there was only one species and nine subspecies, but a 2007 study proposed that there may be six species (at the very least genetic populations), including the …

Nile Crocodile (Wildlife by Schleich)

Review and photographs by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 Crocodiles are some of the most awesome and ancient predators on Earth, and as such, they have proven quite the mainstay in the world of animal toys. Indeed, it is probably fair to say that they are the most popular and frequent reptiles to appear in toy …

Secretary Bird (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and images by MammothsProductions, edited by bmathison1972 Sagittarius serpentarius. To many, these words are an arbitrary phrase, without meaning or purpose. Yet, to avid birders and ornithologists, these two annunciations bring thoughts of regal wings gliding through the air, of the brilliant dance between the bird and the serpent. These people are reminded of …

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). …

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 …