Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Picture Of The Week - A Dirty Bath

We really don't have much to say about this photo of an elephant taking a dust bath other that it's beautiful. And it makes us very thankful that we take showers! 

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday Steals & Deals

It's the biggest online shopping day of the year, and of course we're getting in on the action with great Cyber Monday deals at We have sales on Christmas gifts and stockings, stuffed animals and toys,  home decor and more! Take a look at just a few of our featured items...

Gund Spunky Baby Activity Mat, $29.99

Angry Bird Red, Yellow & Green Plushes, $8.99 each 

33-inch Stuffed Golden Retriever, $32.99

Pink Fantasy Kitten Flopsie, $5.99

Zebra, Leopard & Tiger Stockings, $9.99 to $12.99 each

Visit our special sale section to see all of our fabulous Cyber Monday deals!

Animals Love Fall Leaves

Much how animals enjoy trips to the pumpkin patch as much as humans do, they also enjoy the beautiful fall foliage like we do as well. We might not run and jump in piles of leaves as often or as freely as they do, but maybe it's time for us humans to change that... Blog | Animals In Leaves Blog | Animals In Leaves Blog | Animals In Leaves Blog | Animals In Leaves Blog | Animals In Leaves Blog | Animals In Leaves Blog | Animals In Leaves Blog | Animals In Leaves

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! We here at the Jungle Store just wanted to take a minute to tell you what we're thankful for: YOU, our wonderful readers and customers. We're so happy to share our love of animals, children and toys with you and we're hopeful you feel the same way. From our family to yours, here's to a wonderful holiday weekend!

Animals In Thanksgiving Costumes

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Picture Of The Week - Run Aways

What do you think these turkeys are thinking? In the spirit of Thanksgiving humor, we imagine it's something like "Run, boys! I heard them say something about stuffing"! They're running away from the Thanksgiving table, we think, and into freedom :-)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Talking Turkey

Did you know that when a male turkey gets excited, his head turns blue? And when he gets angry it turns red. Did you know that domestic turkeys are commonly bred to have white, not brown, feathers as well has larger breasts muscles?

If you're wondering about the bird you'll be eating this Thanksgiving, check our these blog posts from our archives for a variety of turkey facts!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving Turkey Foods

No, we don't mean food to feed the turkeys on Thanksgiving. We mean fun foods and snacks that are turkey-shaped. Take a look at these yummy (and adorable) recipes and ideas that we found on Pinterest!

(Serve as is for a healthy snack, or with chocolate fondue for dessert)!

(for the day after Thanksgiving)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Picture Of The Week - Guess What?

When we saw this picture pop up on our Tumblr feed, we were intrigued, then surprised. And we knew we had to share it with our readers! Can you tell what this? We'll give you three guesses.

1) Did you guess it was some kind of two-headed snake? Sorry, wrong!

2) Did you think it was possibly an exotic bug? Wrong!

3) Maybe a newly-discovered underwater sea creature? Also wrong!

This was a bit of a trick question, since this is a magnified image. This is actually the tip of a hummingbird tongue, which is forked and able to curl into a straw shape so they can suck nectar out of flowers or feeders. The picture is one of a series from the book "Microcosmos" by author Brandon Broll, which includes images of everyday objects magnified up to 22 millions times!

To see a hummingbird's tongue in action, watch the video below!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts For Kids

Whether you want to have your kids' creations as part of your Thanksgiving decorations, or just want something to keep them busy while you're busy cooking the big meal, these cute turkey crafts we found on Pinterest are perfect! You might even want to make a few of them yourself! ;-)

Want even more animal arts and crafts projects for you kids? Visit our Pinterest board!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Jungle Store's Thanksgiving Turkeys

Are you looking at your Thanksgiving decorations and thinking that you need a few more turkeys in the mix? has stuffed turkeys (as in plush, not filled with dressing) and other items that would be happy to make their way on to your table this Thanksgiving!

(because everyone appreciates a good Thanksgiving prank)

And don't forget to visit our website to see even more of our turkey items!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Picture Of The Week - Taking Shelter

With Hurricane Sandy gone, and the East Coast starting to rebuild, we thought this picture was timely. It's a photo of flamingos gathered in a bathroom at the Miami-Metro Zoo during Hurricane Floyd in 1999. The storm was originally expected to miss Miami, but caused almost $10 billion in damages. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Animals In The Pumpkin Patch

Did you know that going to the pumpkin patch was a Fall tradition that animals love as much as humans? We didn't, until we saw these sweet pictures. Blog | Cats Sitting On Pumpkin Blog | Yorkie In Pumpkin Patch Blog | Geese In Pumpkin Patch Blog | Black Cat With Pumpkins Blog | Puppy With Pumpkins Blog | Boxer Dog In Pumpkin Patch

The jury is still out on whether animals enjoy fall hay rack rides and hot apple cider as much as humans do, though...

Friday, November 2, 2012

What The Heck Is That?

Did you see something that you just couldn't explain or even begin to comprehend what it might be? That's how we felt we first laid eyes on this creature. For those missing the thrills and chills of Halloween, this little guy can sure give you a scare!

It's an aye-aye, a rare animal that is found only on the island of Madagascar. To be fair, this is a baby aye-aye whose fur hasn't fully grown in yet; they do get a little cuter when they get older. A little...
They don't look like it but aye-ayes are primates, relatives to chimpanzees, apes and yes, humans. They have opposable big toes that help them dangle from branches. The aye-aye is also distinguished by its big eyes and bushy tail, which is longer than its body.