A few nice names for animals images I found:
Artist and dog arrive by Melbourne Express (taken for J.C. Williamson), 10/12/1937 / byTed hood
Image by State Library of New South Wales collection
"Artist", as in a dog trainer and performer who has a dog act in vaudeville or circus
Format: Film photonegative
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From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au
Johann's Wildlife Preserve
Image by eclectic echoes
For Gale, Gini and all...
This is Johann's menagerie. Most of these are Poly-vinyl figures made by Safari Lmt. and Schliech. We started collecting these when he was 2. About 1/3rd we bought him - every year he gets a couple from us for Christmas and birthday. He bought about a third of these with his own money (Christmas/birthday from grandparents) and the rest were gifts from other family members.
They are his favorite toys (aside from his books!). He calls them his wildlife preserve, or sometimes his zoo. He has learned every animal's common name, habitat, diet, geographic location and status. Through touching and playing with these animals (and with trips to aquariums, zoos and our photo adventures) we have been able to really get detailed with learning the animal kingdom. He can now classify unkown animals into the proper Oder and for terrestrial animals and all mammals into the proper Family. We have just started into learning the full Taxon tree, again using these animals as reference points. He wanted to learn the taxa when I started tagging the bird pictures with species information.
We consider these both educational and imagination toys the way he uses them. Some of the other educational "toys" are in the background here: his nature encyclopedias, "his" National Geographic magazines, and a number of DK books on animals. These Encyclopedias and the Eyewitness series books he likes to read a few pages from as one of his nightly bedtime books.
Large view available...need it to see al 253 of them (he counted...)
Open for supper
Image by DiscoveringNewSpecies