This is exactly what i've been looking for, for my two year old son for xmas. I wanted a traditional wooden ark with a lot of animals that wasn't too big. This is great, there are lots of animals, some gender specific, ie, lion with mane and lioness obviously without. He hasn't played with it yet so not sure how it will hold up but it looks very solid and well made and hopefully will last to go on display in his room in later years. The animals are lovely and detailed and include Mr and Mrs Noah (sorry don't remember her proper name). One thing that made me laugh though was one of the pairs of animals were whales!!!!!! Never mind though this is a beautifully made and brightly coloured toy with great educational value and hopefully lasting appeal.