Category: Mammals

Brown-throated Sloth (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and images by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 The brown-throated sloth (Bradypus variegatus) is the most common of the three species of three-toed sloth inhabiting Central and South America, and also the most famous of all sloths due to its decidedly adorable appearance. Any sloth toys, sloth storybooks, sloth-themed clothing, or other sloth-themed products you’ve …

Bongo Antelope (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and photos by Okapiboy The bongo antelope (Tragelaphus eurycerus) is one of the most beautiful, distinctive, and striking of all antelopes. It is also one of the most popular zoo animals. So it is puzzling that when it came to toy replica, the majority of today’s top companies haven’t produced one for the mass market. Fortunately, …

Narwhal (Folkmanis)

Review and photos by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 Perhaps the most bizarre of all living whales is the narwhal (Monodon monoceros), AKA the unicorn of the sea. This review will examining the one from Folkmanis, a company renowned for their top quality animal hand puppets. Unlike the previous plush toys I’ve reviewed here, this one …

Platypus (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and images by jumboplayset; edited by bmathison1972 Ornithorhynchus anatinus!!! If this animal doesn’t send an electromagnetic current of the gleeful excitement of discovery up and down your spine, then you may be an invertebrate 🙂 ! Along with the short-beaked and long-beaked echidnas, the platypus is the last of the monotremes. Not to mention …

Gray Whale (Big Miracle by Burger King)

Photographs and review by Sirenia; edited by bmathison1972 One of the great tales of evolution is the whales. That tiny, tree living creatures would become gigantic, secondarily aquatic mammals is fascinating, and fills the oceans with many fine forms of cetaceans. Though whaling and ocean pollution threatens them, there are still efforts to teach the …

Ethiopian Wolf Hunting Big-headed Mole Rat (1:10 Canids by Beauty of the Beasts)

Beauty of the Beasts is an online Etsy shop featuring resin animal figurines made by artist Qinguy Li out of Halifax, Canada. The site is probably best known for its Complete Feline Series which features nearly every, if not every, species of wild feline in 1:10 scale. They also have 1:10 tapirs, a brown bear, …

Great Lakes TOOB (Safari Ltd.)

Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario. Those are the names of the Great Lakes of North America that boarder the central/east United States and Canada. In total area they represent the largest freshwater lakes on Earth, holding roughly 20% of the world’s surface freshwater and 9/10ths of the water supply for the United States. The …

Kermode Bear (Wild Safari North American Wildlife by Safari Ltd.)

Review and images by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 In the lush coastal rainforests of British Columbia, Canada, lives the extremely rare Kermode, spirit, or ghost bear (Ursus americanus kermodei). It is a subspecies of the American black bear in which some individuals are born with creamy white fur due to a recessive gene. Only a …