Top 10 Images of Animals in Wheelbarrows

We have already seen some amazing ideas for old wheelbarrows in my post “Top 10 Best Things to do With a Wheelbarrow but it seems I might well have missed one. I say that because the other day someone sent me pictures of their dog that uses an old wheelbarrow as a sort of garden bed! But it seems all sorts of animals love using them…

 


Top 10 Images of Animals in Wheelbarrows


 

Hornbill in a wheelbarrow
Hornbill in a wheelbarrow

10 – “Me? fly? With this long break? I don’t think so, it is chauffeur wheelbarrows for me!”

FACT: Some say the wheelbarrow was invented over 2,000 years ago!

Cow in a wheelbarrow
Cow in a wheelbarrow

9 – “I was a bit wobbly because I was just born so the farmer let me lay in this barrow!”

FACT: Despite its old age the wheelbarrow is still in use today despite the overall design of it not changing that much!

Penguins in a wheelbarrow
Penguins in a wheelbarrow

8 – “P..P…Pick up a penguin! Then cart us around the zoo for a few hours!”

FACT: There is an official league of wheelbarrow racing! (no, seriously there is!)

Seal in a wheelbarrow
Seal in a wheelbarrow

7 – “Wait a minute! This isn’t a hot-tub, my brothers lied to me!”

FACT: Still today the debate as to whether the wheelbarrow was first invented in China or in ancient Greece goes on and is mostly a matter of who you ask.

Wombat in a wheelbarrow
Wombat in a wheelbarrow

6 –”I’m Patrick the world’s oldest wombat, so of course I use wheelbarrows to get round!”

FACT: One-half say it was first invented in China in 118 A.D.; while the others say it was invented in Greece around 407 B.C.

Chicks in a wheelbarrow
Chicks in a wheelbarrow

5 – “I have to say mum is getting lazy not walking us to school anymore.”

FACT: Thousands of wheelbarrows were used in medieval Europe and were nearly always used in the construction of castles.

Rabbit in a wheelbarrow
Rabbit in a wheelbarrow

4 – “Just stop asking questions and get pushing, we can talk along the way.”

FACT: The same methods used to make the medieval ones are still used throughout the world today.

Goat in a wheelbarrow
Goat in a wheelbarrow

3 – “Can someone move me around the field, seems I might have had too much to eat.”

FACT: Even the first original designs featured a single wheel, handles and basket! Exactly the same as the ones on sale today!

8 Orang-utans in a wheelbarrow
8 Orang-utans in a wheelbarrow

2 – “This is the worst school bus day trip…EVER!”

FACT: Variations on this simple design over the years have included two wheels, four wheels and even some that include a motor!

3 dogs in a wheelbarrow
3 dogs in a wheelbarrow

1 –  “Room for one more if you want to play race dogs!”

FACT: Some of the oldest wheelbarrows were actually made from stone! And yes even included a stone wheel to push it round on.

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