Friday, May 30, 2014

Discount Pricing on Small Plastic Animals from the Ocean and Seashore

Discount pricing while quantities last on these fun and colorful animals and plants. Decorate a cake for summer, add small animals to the top of cupcakes for birthday parties and summer events. Priced just right so you can buy more for your summer projects. Click here.

Add plastic animals to your summer fun!

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Megalodon Extinct Shark: "Big Tooth" also has a Big Mouth

We've been adding more and more text and interesting images to our website to make it not only a store, but a place of learning about nature, both living and extinct. Check out the new additions to our Megalodon page!

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Happy Birthday, Rachel Carson!

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders
and realities of the universe about us,
the less taste we shall have for destruction."

 ~Rachel Carson, conservationist and author of Silent Spring~

May 27, 1907-April 14, 1964

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Mary Anning

Diversity of Ichthyosaurs, Courtesy of Wikimedia  

Today is the 215th birthday of British paleontologist Mary Anning. Born in 1799, Mary was a woman ahead of her time. She began fossil hunting with her father as a child as part of a family business. The family lived in Lyme Regis in Dorset, known as one of the best fossil-finding locations in Britain. At age twelve, Mary and her brother Joseph found the first correctly identified ichthyosaur skeleton. She is also credited with finding the first two plesiosaur skeletons and first pterosaur skeleton outside of Germany.

Unfortunately, it was difficult to be a woman in science in the 18th and 19th centuries, and she had to struggle for recognition. Her gender, combined with a lack of formal education and a family associated with religious dissent, all worked against her. But as is true with most passionate people, she persevered in spite of the difficulties and dangers. Fossil hunting was a treacherous endeavor in Lyme Regis. Winter landslides not only revealed new fossils, but also posed a threat to life and limb. In 1833, Mary was nearly killed by a landslide that took the life of her dog, Tray.

In 2010, Mary was named by the Royal Society as one of the top ten British women whose discoveries have most influenced science. We think modern dinosaur enthusiasts will appreciate our selection of prehistoric life

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Cheap Plastic Orcas

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While our overstock lasts, this cute little 2 5/8 inch orca (killer whale) toy is on sale at Tapir and Friends Animal Store for $.30 each. The only catch is, you need to buy at least eight of them at a time. The good part is, that will only cost $2.40 and you will have a whole pod of orcas for a school project diorama, cake decorating, cupcake toppers, toys, or however you would like to use this plastic orca. Have fun!

While you're at it, check out our other discount and bulk plastic animals. We have very reasonable minimum orders. For instance, on the orca you can buy eight only, so your cost is only $2.40 plus shipping. What a deal!

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Creative Cake for a Galapagos Islands Bon Voyage

Photo by Deborah Chapman

People send such great photos of how they use our plastic animals.

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Lifelike Plastic Bullfrog

Plastic Bullfrog Replica at
Tapir and Friends Animal Store

This plastic toy frog is one of our many museum-quality replicas made by Safari, Ltd. Isn't it beautiful? This frog is so realistic-looking you could mistake it for real frog. It would make a marvelous addition to a museum display, a science project, a larger diorama, or put this frog in a terrarium and pretend that it's real. This frog is a very good size for teaching children about amphibians and other denizens of lakes, ponds, and rivers. Measuring 5 inches long from its nose to where its back legs band behind the body, this frog fits comfortably into an adult hand and is large enough to be a lot of fun for children. The frog stands 2 3/4 inches tall from the ground to the top of its head. It has shiny eyes and an amused smile. This bullfrog is made of slightly flexible plastic. It's strong and sturdy and it won't break, but the toes will bend and you can squeeze it very slightly. Please see our other frogs as well as our great selection of reptile and amphibian toys, gifts, teaching tools and novelties.

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