Creative and unusual animal-shaped buildings
Imaginative architects have taken designs to the next level by building them in the shape of ANIMALS.
Keen pet-lovers can visit hotels, churches and museums resembling dogs, cats and even elephants across the globe.
The awe-inspiring structures, designed by a variety of animal enthusiasts, can be found in India, Germany and Florida to name a few.
Lucy The Elephant, in New Jersey, was designed by James V. Lafferty Jr. and William Free in 1881.
A spokesperson for the 65ft wooden elephant said: “Her original location was two miles south of Atlantic City, and serves as one of the oldest tourist attractions in the U.S.
“Lucy was originally built to attract prospective real estate buyers to the city of Margate and has been moved once.
“She is currently operated by the Save the Lucy Committee that also runs a restaurant at the site.
“Today she is considered a national historic landmark.”
The Trojan Horse hotel room in Durbuy, Belgium, even has its own lowering bridge, with each room following a fantasy theme.
Other breath-taking buildings include The Big Sheep in New Zealand, a former wool and craft shop, The Giant Koala tourist complex in Australia, The Big Duck, a duck shop in New York and The Cat School in Germany.