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Holiday Gift Guide 2014
Safari Ltd has been around since 1982. They have been the leader in constructing toys that teach children the importance of nature and conservation. Using imaginative play helps expand your child’s mind and allows them to grow and learn. At Safari Ltd they have an amazing spectrum of products that collectors and children of all ages can enjoy. I had the pleasure of reviewing a few pieces to share with all of you.
The first piece I chose is the African Elephant. My daughter is a huge Elephant lover and since it is her favorite animal, I wanted to get a collection of Elephants that are different.
If you do not know a lot about elephants or have not seen the different breeds of them you may not notice the difference between the African and Asian elephant. African elephants have larger ears than the Asian to keep them protected from the hot sun. Asian elephants are mostly in the jungle area which tends to be cooler climate. African elephants have a fuller rounded head and Asian have twin domed heads with an indent in the middle. Another aspect that separates the two apart is that in Asian elephant males only have tusks, however, there has been cases where males did not have them. In African elephants, both genders have tusks. Since African elephants and Asian do not come into contact with each other, it is low risk for interbreeding. There has only been one case of cross breeding.
As you can see here the distinct similarities between both breeds. This elephant is enjoying his time out in the sun and sprays water onto its back to cool down. Each piece has intricate details that give them a realistic look. These pieces are fun for kids or someone that enjoys collecting.
Baby Asian Elephants stay with their mothers for sometimes over 3 years and at birth can weigh about a couple hundred pounds. At Safari Ltd you can find a diverse selection of animals for collecting or playing. Check out Safari Ltd this holiday season.