Sheep are able to see what's behind them without moving their head.
A staple of farms for centuries, sheep are domesticated for their meat, skin, fur, and genetics. As herbivores and ruminants, sheep follow a feeding pattern of grazing and chewing cud. With hundreds of species of sheep, these mammals are quite diverse in hair types and sizes. Ranging from one hundred to four hundred pounds, sheep generally grow to be as old as a decade or two. With excellent senses of hearing and smell, sheep make up for their lack of depth perception. As a flock, sheep are easily swayed by food but also must abide by the pecking order.
- Dimensions: 3.6" L x 1.5" W x 2.4" H
Some skunks even emit their foul-smelling emission whilst standing on their hands.
The skunk is a small predatory animal with a characteristic black and white coat which mostly lives on the American continent. When in danger, skunks bare their teeth, stomp the ground and then emit a foul-smelling secretion. They stick their tails straight up and aim for their attackers. Skunks hunt at dusk and at night. Their diet consists of small mammals, snakes and lizards.
- Dimensions: 0.8" L x 2.4" W x 1.4" H
Have you wanted to visit friends and family in PlayMobils Old West Towns, Suburban Cities or Country Side?
Want to see and experience new lands?
Do you have the desire to travel to other cities?
Tired of the same country side views?
Well now you can take your PlayMobil RC Freight Train to experience new scenery as often as you like.
By adding on Track Connectors and extra Tracks you can extend your route traveling to faraway places. Use these adjustment pieces to help you get to where you need and want to go.
- 8 Adjustment Pieces
Choking Hazard — Not for children under 3 years of Age
The hairs in a Dalmatian's coat are barbed, making them stick to almost any type of fabric.
Dalmatians are named after the region they're from -- Dalmatia, an area in Croatia along the Adriatic Sea. Puppies are completely white when they're born. They develop their own unique pattern of dark brown or black spots within a few weeks. Eye color may be brown, blue, or a combination thereof. Ten percent of Dalmatians are born deaf, but that doesn't stop them from doing their jobs: for thousands of years Dalmatians worked as carriage dogs-they walked alongside horse-drawn chariots and then carriages, encouraging the horses to move forward. Before the motorized car was invented, fire trucks were actually just horse-drawn vehicles, and the Dalmatian urged the horses to run as fast as they could to the blazing fires. Nowadays, they're just along for the ride.
- Dimensions: 4" L x 2.7" W x 1.3" H
Only female ducks quack.
Preferring the water to land, ducks are often found feeding in flocks to avoid predators. Prepared for fair or foul temperatures, these birds keep their feathers well-oiled and waterproofed, wearing an insulating layer of down underneath. This way, they can fulfill their omnivorous diet requirements in any season. To aid in eating, many ducks have specialized bills built with ridges or filters called lamellae. Nesting near the water's edge, ducks like to hide among bushes.Learn More
The oldest recorded giant turtle died at the age of 176.
The largest animal in its habitat, the giant turtle plays a role similar to the elephant's. In its rigorous search for food, it creates pathways that are used by other animals. Turtles can live in groups or on their own; but either way, these reptiles rest during the day after searching for food in the morning. Although stereotyped to be slow and cautious, turtles are known for being speedy when tempted by a treat, being great swimmers and even reaching too far by standing on their hind legs, falling back on their shell. This would result in death though as they are unable to get back on their feet. Turtles have a great defense against predators and danger as they can tuck themselves into their carapace and wait securely. On average, male giant turtles can be almost four feet long, weighing over five hundred pounds.
- Dimensions: 3.3" L x 2.1" W x 1.4" H
Centuries ago St. Bernards were search and rescue dogs, creditied with rescuing two thousand people.
In the 1600s, these canines were housed at the St. Bernard Hospice. Originally employed to work or keep company, they were found to navigate well in snow. Able to locate and revive lost travelers, St. Bernards were responsible for saving numerous lives. As a popular breed today, St. Bernards are known for their gentleness with children. Sometimes stubborn, these dogs are in no hurry but do need adequate exercise.
- Dimensions: 2.1" L x 1.1" W x 1.5" H
Penguins can dive to depths in the ocean equivalent to the height of a seventy story building.
The second largest species of penguin, the King Penguin is three feet tall and weighs thirty five pounds on average. With its streamlined body, this penguin can swim with little drag with the aid of its flippers. With the aid of a special gland, these birds can drink the water they swim in. To live in harsh conditions, this penguin has four layers of feathers to keep warm and seventy feathers per square inch! The inner three layers are composed of down feathers. The outermost layer of feathers is oiled and waterproof. On land, penguins waddle or toboggan, sliding propelled by feet or flippers. Penguins love to eat fish and squid, but large birds and aquatic mammals love to eat penguins.
- Dimensions: 1.18" L x 2.56" W x 1.38" H
Zebras have night vision which helps them to keep an eye on their predators.
These sleek, striped equids live in the savannah grasslands of eastern and southern Africa where they spend most of the day grazing on grass, leaves, bark, roots, and stems. Each zebra's pattern of stripes is unique. The plains, or common, zebra sport wide stripes on their bodies -- that continue to the undersides -- along with thinner 'shadow' stripes on their hind quarters. Their excellent hearing and vision help them escape predators. They usually live in family groups of one stallion and several mares but often come together in large herds of several hundred zebras. And, once a year, hundreds of thousands of zebras gather to migrate in search of food and water. These herds sometimes mingle with wildebeests, ostrich, and antelope. Zebras tend to be pretty skittish -- who can blame them with all the lions and hyenas around -- and really noisy. Their whinnies, yelps, and barks are their way of communicating with each other. They never wander too far from a source of water and can live about thirty years in the wild.
- Dimensions: 2.8" L x 1.1" W x 2.4" H
Falabellas are about as tall as average yard fences.
Hailing from South America, the Falabella stands proudly as one of the smallest miniature horses. A mix of bloodlines originally descending from Iberian breeds, the Falabella is named after one of its breeders. Proportioned similar to its progenitors, Falabellas have a glossy coat and a slender frame. These miniature horses are shown in hand and driving carts. Adhering to standards, these miniatures measure approximately thirty inches. At birth, foals are only eight inches tall but reach their adult height in just two years!
- Dimensions: 2.7" L x 1" W x 2" H