Safari Ltd.

Safari Ltd. began in 1982 with a wide variety of hand-painted collectables and educational information to help educate children about Earth and it’s creatures. Now celebrating our 30th anniversary, Safari Ltd. is so much more than an educational toy. Spice up your next party with an “under the sea” theme, transform a room in to animal oasis, or create a fun cake topper with Safari Ltd. Your options are limitless. Safari Ltd. is the perfect way to add some excitement to your life!

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    Learning “Above and Below” with Safari Ltd® TOOBS®

    With Safari Lt TOOBS®, learning and reinforcing the concept of “above and below” has never been easier. Terms such as over, under, below and above can be easily understood by simply playing with Safari Ltd® TOOBS®. Use this for your preschool curriculum or for an easy educational game in your very own home!

    For example, let’s use our Space, In the Sky, On the Road, Around the World and Ocean TOOBS®.

    Above all the other TOOBS® is the Space TOOB® which contains spacecraft, astronauts, and more:


    Below the Space TOOB® are the replicas of the In the Sky TOOB®:


    Around the World TOOB® consists of the world’s greatest civilizations and the On the Road TOOB® consists of cars, trucks, motorcycles – both on land. These replicas are below the Space and In the Sky TOOBS®:



    Lastly, is the Ocean TOOB®:


    Now, after going through the order of these replicas, mix ‘em all up! Identify and recognize the things that are above and/or below other things.

    Which TOOBS® would you use to demonstrate the concept of “Above and Below”? Be creative!

    Posted on Thursday, January 3rd 2013

    Create Venn Diagrams with Safari Ltd® Replicas!

    Teach your child the similarities and differences between “things” (i.e. animals, people, objects, the list goes on!) by simply using two circles that overlap – aka the famous Venn diagram. Invented by John Venn in 1880, these diagrams allow your kiddo to easily picture the relationships between different groups of “things.” This graphic is beneficial for both concrete and abstract ideas.  

    Follow the steps below to create a Venn diagram:

    1) Choose what “things” you want to compare and contrast. It can range from movies to recipes to animals. To spice up the idea of a Venn diagram, use our Safari Ltd® replicas! For example, let’s use the trumpet and the French horn from our Musical Instruments TOOB®.


    2) Draw two circles side by side that overlap each other. See the photo below.


    3) Label the items being compared above each circle. In this case, you would add “Trumpet” above the left circle and “French Horn” above the right circle. 

    4) List the distinct characteristics of the trumpet on the left circle that is not overlapping. To find out information about the trumpet, start with visiting and check out our educational information for the Musical Instruments TOOB®. Here, we can add to the Venn diagram that the trumpet has the highest pitch range of the brass family and is among the oldest of instruments. Repeat this for the French Horn on the right circle that is not overlapping.

    5) In the middle, list the characteristics of the trumpet and French horn that are the same. For example, they are both in the brass family.

    Now, your Venn diagram will look something like this:



    With Safari Ltd® replicas, the number of Venn diagrams you can make are endless! This educational (and fun!) activity will allow you to compare and contrast several different animals, dinosaurs, dragons and more!  


    Which Safari Ltd® replicas would you like to compare and contrast in a Venn diagram with your kiddo?

    Posted on Friday, December 21st 2012

    Back-to-School Play

    With the start of school right around the corner, kids will be back to set schedules and structure. What about unstructured play? After a day full of learning and structure, after-school and weekend play are essential outlets for your children to relax. To cater to the most eccentric mind, we have created a line of Fairy Fantasy Figures.


    Perfect for after-school, weekend or sleepover playtime, Fairy Figures come in a variety of colors and companion fantasy animals. We also carry a Fairy Fantasies Fairy Pony to accommodate all Fairy Figures and the Fairy Fantasies Tea Party Set, which is great for play dates. With our toys, children can nurture their creative side and build their own fantasy wonderland.


    Fairy Figures also come in a travel Fairy Fantasies Toob, which are perfect for roadtrips or taking to class for show-and-tell!

    Posted on Friday, August 10th 2012

    Travel with Your Favorite Landmarks

    If you and your family are doing summertime travel this July, chances are you’re going to see some cool attractions, buildings and monuments along the way. Whether you’re taking your family on a road trip up the East Coast or embarking on a European adventure, the Around the World TOOBS® is a fun travel toy to take along to help kids become familiar with famous historical landmarks and attractions. They also serve as a fun reminder of the places they have been or want to visit sometime.


    Even if you’re not traveling across the country, these small replicas are perfect for introducing a basic knowledge of the world’s wonders to curious kids. 


    Posted on Friday, July 13th 2012

    Importance of Educational Toys

    For the last 30 years, our company, Safari Ltd. has taken pride in creating quality replicas that are inspired by nature. Our company was first inspired by a themed deck of cards of endangered species. Later, we would sign a license agreement with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History that allowed us to produce authentic, scale-model dinosaur figures with the collaboration of their paleontologists.


    It is our dedication to authenticity and education that sets our replicas apart in the industry. Each purchase of our products has accompanying educational information that can be found on our website. Our educational information section of our website has allowed us to extend the reach to our customers by being available in five different languages anywhere there is Internet access available. Whether you are a parent, educator, or collector we are happy to provide this service to help you learn more about your replicas.

    Posted on Monday, June 18th 2012

    Capturing Realism

    Here at Safari Ltd. we put pride in the realistic qualities of our replicas. Every detail from the grain of the animals fur to the glass-like appearance of their eyes is done with intention. You might also be interested to find out that each of our replicas is hand-painted.

    Our realistic qualities have made our replicas perfect to use for class projects or photos in the wild to give a similar up-close feeling looking at the photographs than if they were looking at the real thing. 

    A fun activity for your students is to create a habitat for the animals you are studying and let your children use a classroom camera to try and make their photo look as the animal is in the wild. This activity is sure to put a smile on all of your students’ faces. 

    For more ideas on how to use our replicas for scenes of realism, please check out our Pinterest board.

    Posted on Monday, May 14th 2012