Monthly archives: November, 2020

Asian Elephant (Webkinz Signature by Ganz)

Review and images by Bryan Divers; edited by bmathison1972 Now becoming increasingly rare, the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) has had a long history with humans, often being trained to do work; especially in India. They are also the closest living relative of the extinct woolly mammoth. Though we usually think today of the Asian elephant …

Asian Elephant, cow 2012 (Wild Life by Schleich)

Review and images by Bryan Divers; edited by bmathison1972 This review makes a good companion to the first one I submitted, which is essentially a plush version of this plastic figure. An Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) female, with the classic smiling mouth, double-domed head, and convex curve to the back. I believe this is the …

Beluga Whale, adult and calf (Monterey Bay Aquarium Collection by Safari Ltd.)

Review and images by callmejoe3; edited by bmathison1972 Today will be the blog’s first time covering the beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas), a charismatic arctic denizen. The beluga whale is the sole member of its genus, with the narwhal (Monodon monoceros) serving as its only extant relative within the family ‘’Monodontidae’’. Its name comes from the …

Bighorn Sheep (Wild Safari North American Wildlife by Safari Ltd.)

Review and images by endogenylove; edited by bmathison1972 When travelling through the hills and mountains of the American west, it is always advisable to scan the cliffsides for signs of bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis); I’ve seen them myself. Bighorn sheep are a type of wild caprine that span the majority of the Rocky Mountains, from …

Blue Whale (Marine Life by Papo)

Review and images by callmejoe3; edited by bmathison1972 The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is among the most famous of all cetaceans, as it is recognized as the largest known animal currently living, and likely to have ever lived, on Earth. This whale is alternatively referred to as the ‘’sulfur-bottom’’ due to the growth of diatoms …

Butterflies to Go (Club Earth)

I recently completed a Holy Grail collection, so I thought to share it on the Blog. I am referring to the Butterflies to Go collection by Club Earth. I am not sure when it was released, but it was probably alongside the classic Play Visions collections in the late 1990s. The set consists of 12 …