I started collecting Noah's Ark items when I taught school. In our previous home I had a large curio cabinet in which I displayed my collection, but there was no place for the cabinet in our current home. Unfortunately, all of my Noah's Ark things are now stored in the attic with the exception of this item. It's hard to tell from the picture, but the ark is HUGE. It was a Christmas gift from my mom a few years back. Some of the animals have lost their legs over the years because my children like to look at the them with their hands instead of their eyes. It now rests safely atop the entertainment center in the family room.