Elephant Hand Puppet by Folkmanis

elephant hand puppet by Folkmanis

elephant hand puppet by Folkmanis

 

available at http://www.cowandlizard.com/product/elephant-hand-puppet

FACTS OF INTEREST:

  • There are 2 species of elephant, the African and the Asian. 
  • The African elephant can be up to 11 feet tall and weigh 14000 pounds.
  • An elepphant’s trunk has 40,000 muscles.  It serves as a nose, as a hose, as an arm, hand and fingers, and as a trumpet.
  • Elephant cows and young live in large herds, led by an older female.  Males are solitary or part of a small all male group.
  • Elephants are seriously endangered due to destruction of their habitat.  In Africa,, many elephants are also killed illegally for their tusks.

Holland Lop Rabbit Hand Puppet by Folkmanis

Holland Lop Rabbit Hand Puppet by Folkmanis

Holland Lop Rabbit Hand Puppet by Folkmanis

 

available at http://www.cowandlizard.com/product/holland-lop-rabbit-hand-puppet

FACTS OF INTEREST

  • though once thought to be part of the rodent order, rabbits, hares and pikas are actually not rodents, but lagomorphs, meaning “hare form.”
  • rabbits are born blind and hairless and are protected in burrows.  Hares are born above ground with fur and with eyes open
  • a male rabbit is called a buck, a female rabbit is a doe and a baby rabbit a kit
  • a rabbit’s teeth never stop growing.  Constant use keeps them from getting too long
  • Holland Lops are a breed of rabbit devloped in the Netherlands from the French Lop, the Netherland Dwarf and the English Lop
  • Holland Lops are considered desirable house pets because of their characteristic docile temperament

Brown Mouse Hand Puppet by Folkmanis

Brown Mouse Hand Puppet by Folkmanis

Brown Mouse Hand Puppet by Folkmanis

 

available at http://www.cowandlizard.com/product/brown-mouse-hand-puppet

FACTS OF INTEREST

  • the house mouse evolved in central Asia.  When people were still living in caves, mice moved in.  Now they live everywhere people do.
  • Mice have excellent senses of smell and hearing.  They communicate using high pitched squeaks that we can’t hear
  • the most adaptive color for a mouse’s fur is brown.  Mutations cause unusual fur, such as yellow, black, spotted and albino white
  • people have been raising fancy mice for thousands of years.  One of the most common for pet mice is white