Top 10 Best Buildings That Look Like Animals



People ask me how I come up with these seemingly random top 10’s each and every day. Well, the truth is that it can often be easier than you think. You see the other day I did a post called “Top 10 Best Buildings With Faces” and one of the most popular images was my number 1 choice, the house that looked like a dogs face. So I got wondering how many other buildings and homes wherein the shape of animals! (see I told you it was easy) So without further ado, I bring you a post inspired by all of you reading this…

 


Top 10 Best Buildings That Look Like Animals


 

Building That Looks Like a Dog
Building That Looks Like a Dog

10 – Dog

I have no idea if it was deliberate of not, but this thatched cottage definitely looks like a dog, and it is the image that inspired this whole post. So I kind of had to include it.

Building That Looks Like a fish
Building That Looks Like a fish

9 – Fish

This funny shaped fish building in Hyderabad, India not only looks like a massive fish, but it is also home to the N.F.D.B the “National Fisheries Development Board” Classic.

Building That Looks Like a crocodile
Building That Looks Like a crocodile

8 – Crocodile

This awesome shaped hotel in Kakadu National Park, Australia is definitely one of my personal favourites. The only reason I didn’t rank it higher is because if you were on the ground you might not even realise what shape it was. But it is still absolutely awesome!

Building That Looks Like a cat
Building That Looks Like a cat

7 – Cat

What is better than a Kindergarten that has a tube slide round the back the goes from the top floor to the ground? Only one shaped like a cat! This is just so right in so many different ways I love it, and I bet the kids do as well.

Building That Looks Like a sheep
Building That Looks Like a sheep

6 – Sheep

What better way to drum up promotion that to make a shop in the shape of a product related animals! So it will come as no surprise to anyone that this wool shop in Waikato, New Zealand is one of the World’s most famous and popular wool stores. The best thing about this one is that the building next to it is a tourist information place and is shaped like a sheep dog!

Building That Looks Like an angry bird
Building That Looks Like an angry bird

5 – Chicken

Call it a chicken, call it an Angry Bird, call it whatever you like in fact! Because there is no denying this church in Florida is one crazy looking building and definitely animal inspired.

Building That Looks Like a Whale
Building That Looks Like a Whale

4 – Whale

Sadly not much is known about this Whale shaped house located just south from Kinka Beach, before Emu Park. The only thing I did manage to find out was that it was originally part of a series of art buildings called “The big things of Australia” bad sadly it was abandoned, left to be overgrown and is now in a state beyond repair.

Building That Looks Like a cow
Building That Looks Like a cow

3 – Cow

Imagine milking this bad boy! Well, udders aside this is the Worlds biggest cow and is located near Wauchope, Australia, Strangely it had a gift shop on the ground floor and a butcher’s shop upstairs! What I do find even stranger than that is that it is called the big bull, not the big cow! I don’t know about anyone else, but it looks like a cow to me.

Building That Looks Like an Elephant
Building That Looks Like an Elephant

2 – Elephant

Say hello to Lucy, because at 132 years old next month (JULY) and best of all is that she is a hotel and described as The World’s Greatest Elephant and myself for one agree.

Building That Looks Like a giant turtle
Building That Looks Like a giant turtle

1 – Giant Turtle

What you are looking at might well look like it has been photoshopped but it is a real building in Kartini Beach, Indonesia. Best of all is that inside is an aquarium where you can see, touch and interact with the real thing! And it makes for one jaw-dropping building.

87 thoughts on “Top 10 Best Buildings That Look Like Animals”

  1. Thank you so much eacnovak. I think as long as I can keep your interest I will be doing a good job because you have been here from the very start almost. So I hope I never disappoint you.

  2. Another great post to pick up my week. I can’t imagine how much time you put into researching this stuff. The fact that you write such great commentary to go with the pictures shows your true creative and funny side. No wonder you have the one blog I look forward to reading everyday. You always manage to make me smile. 🙂

  3. Really cool buildings! I love the cat and definitely the turtle is realistic. Some of it one has to have some imagination – looks like all of us have what it takes to see it.

  4. She’s also in the opening credits of the Chevy Chase movie “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” (The credits also feature buildings in the shape of Paul Bunyan & Babe & a different alligator building that I DO recall my parents posing us in front of when I was about 8…wish I had that picture!)

  5. Not only do we have it houses shaped like animals we also have large fruit and guitars…. I’m surprised there’s not a super sized snake somewhere, or a Tassie Devil/Tiger.

  6. I have been to the crocodile shaped hotel at Kakadu and I even swam in the pool in his middle. Believe it or not the area is called South Alligator, but there are only crocs and no alligators in Australia. I’ve also been to the Big Sheep in Tirau in Waikato. Look here to see more: http://theeternaltraveller.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/the-sign-says-or-does-it/ I only used photos of the signs in this post but there were other buildings as well.

  7. Stunning buildings indeed Russell! Love the house that looks like a dog. 😀
    Thanks for sharing. *hugs*

  8. Oh yes, New Zealand is a surprising place and I think you will like what we have in mind! Just let us know how we go about it and we will get on to it!

  9. Lucy the Margate Elephant! Yes! She’s an old friend, located in an idyllic beach town five miles north of Atlantic City. We’ve been there many times, eaten at the outdoor restaurant that overlooks her butt (unfortunately), but we’ve never gone inside.

    Thank you for reminding me of the good things in NJ!

  10. Haha, you included Lucy! I’ve passed her many times when I pass through Margate. I should check her out before summer ends. We love her here in NJ and worried she wouldn’t survive Sandy, but she did. That old gal!!! 🙂 She really is HUGE in person, wow!

  11. I teach kindergarten so I love the one with the built in slide. Think if corporate offices had the same, workers might be happier )

  12. Wouldnt that, right?! But people around me would refuse to talk to me! Having a collection of owls already causes frowns sometimes hahaha!

  13. Wow! I loved them. My favorite was probably the cat or dog one. However, I can’t imagine going to a church that looks like a chicken. 🙂

  14. Very interesting, and I have actually been to the sheep building. I have been fortunes to visit New Zealnd a couple of times. Great country. And they have some very wacky and wild outdoor activities. Great place. Thanks for the good post. Ivan

  15. I live just down the road from the sheep and dog in New Zealand and they are fabulous. The dog houses the tourist information site and the sheep is a gift shop. There always used to be a cafe in the sheep as well and we loved to stop and grab a coffee there as there can’t be many places in the world you can have a cup of coffee inside a sheep!

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