Creative and unusual animal-shaped buildings

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.

PIC FROM DOG BARK PARK INN / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: The Dog Bark Park Inn is in Cottonwood, ID, USA. It was created by couple Frances Conklin and Dennis Sullivan, as a dog themed hotel in the shape of a Beagle for dog lovers. It was opened in 2003. ) - 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. SEE CATERS COPY.

PIC FROM DOG BARK PARK INN / CATERS NEWS – The Dog Bark Park Inn is in Cottonwood, ID, USA. 

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.

****MANDATORY BYLINE PIC BY AIRQUAD.COM/WWW.LUCYTHEELEPHANT.ORG/CATERS NEWS *** (PICTURED: Lucy the Elephant is a 65 ft wooden elephant structure in Margate, NJ, USA and considered to be a national historic landmark. ***Permission to use image granted by the Save Lucy Committee, Inc.***) -  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. SEE CATERS COPY.. ***Permission to use image granted by the Save Lucy Committee, Inc.***

PIC BY AIRQUAD.COM/WWW.LUCYTHEELEPHANT.ORG/CATERS NEWS – Lucy the Elephant is a 65 ft wooden elephant structure in Margate, NJ, USA and considered to be a national historic landmark. 

“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.”

***MANDATORY BYLINE PIC BY NATIONAL FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT BOARD INDIA/CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: The fish building serves as an office for the National Fisheries Development Board in Hyderabad, India.) - 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. SEE CATERS COPY.

PIC BY NATIONAL FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT BOARD INDIA/CATERS NEWS – The fish building serves as an office for the National Fisheries Development Board in Hyderabad, India.)

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.