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Incredible Animal Shaped Buildings From Around The World

The Big Merino, Australia

The Big Merino is a monument located in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia. It was built in 1985. Standing 15.2 meters high, 18 meters long and weighing 97 tons. “Rambo” is its nickname given by locals, It’s contains a gift shop on the ground floor and a wool display on the second floor.


The Big Duck of Flanders, New York

The Big Duck is a duck shape building located in Flanders, New York. It was built in 1931 by duck farmer Martin Maurer. It was an eye-catching shop used to sell ducks and duck eggs. In 1997, it was added in National Register of Historic Places.


NFDB building, India

This big fish-shaped building is a regional office of the National Fisheries Development Board. It’s located near Hyderabad in India. According to Outlook India, this building is inspired by a “giant fish sculpture in Barcelona,” presumably the 1992 monumental sculpture “Fish,” by Frank Gehry. The building officially opened in April 2012.At night, bluish-purple spotlights pointed at the building give the impression it’s swimming through Hyderabad.


Lucy the Elephant, New Jersey

Lucy the Elephant is a six-story elephant-shaped building constructed in 1881 by James V. Lafferty in Margate City, Atlantic County, New Jersey. Originally it’s named “Elephant Bazaar” and the building is 65 feet high, 60 feet long and 18 feet wide. It weighs about 90 tons and is made of nearly one million pieces of wood. There are 22 windows and in construction required 200 kegs of nails, 4 tons of bolts and iron bars, and 12,000 square feet of tin to cover the outside.


KinkaWhale House in Emu Park, Australia

Kinka Whale House located in the south of Kinka Beach, Queensland, Australia, before Emu Park.


Dog Bark Park Inn, Idaho, USA

The Dog Bark Park Inn, built in the shape of a beagle, is a hotel located in Idaho, USA. It is a famous landmark in the state. It is also known as Sweet Willy by local residents. The hotel designed and built by Dennis J Sullivan & Frances Conklin and opened in August 2003.


Macau Pavilion, Shanghai, China

The Macau Pavilion building at Shanghai will take the shape of a jade rabbit lantern. It’s designed by Chinese firm Carlos Marreiros Architects. It will be wrapped by double-layer of glass membrane and feature fluorescent screens on its outer walls. Balloons will serve as the head and tail of the ‘rabbit’, which can be moved up and down to attract visitors.


Snail House, Sofia, Bulgaria

The Snail House in Sofia’s district of Simeonovo was built in 2008 and owned by a construction professional who designed the golf courses in Japan and France. It is a colorful 5-storey building in the shape of a snail. It constructed in high quality of lightweight and environmentally friendly materials. It is claimed that in the construction was not used any brick.


Wat Samphran – Bangkok

Wat Samphran is a unique temple off the beaten tourist path. The building is about 17 stories tall, with a giant dragon spiraling to the top. Its grounds include many sculptures of other beasts and a giant buddha made of bronze.


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