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Predator vs. Prey

Anyone who has hung out with Little Boy knows he loves animals. He’d probably choose animals over cars and trains (although he told me “我要全部” when I asked him to choose one) and pretty much goes around every where with some toy animal in his hands.

He can differentiate many animals, and knows the names in English and Chinese. Do you know sealion is 海狮? He even knows warthogs (that’s a level 2 pig to me!).


I am a warthog! (with my biscuits hehe)

Also watches enough Animal Planet, National Geographic to know the concept of eat and be eaten:

  • ”狮子不吃草,是吃斑马的“
  • “豹吃鹿”
  • “狮子追牛,追elephant,追giraffe”
Just the other day, he got a little bored playing with his animals, mass grouping them migration-style, and set to work at this:

Watch me classify my animals! Train tracks are the grasslands...

He clearly knows who the predators and prey are: –

Mummy, look LOOK! 里面是草原,外面的动物不可以进来!(Animals outside cannot come in to eat the animals inside!)

And himself? With the prey! HAHAHA.



By the way, the photos don’t do credit to his animal collection. He has way MORE. Courtesy of mummy (I bought him his first animals, that’s all), paternal grandies (countless of animal sets from the neighbourhood stores), maternal grandies (most memorable for Little Boy is his first set of Lego animals), daddy (second set of Lego animals) and most recently, 姨姨 (third set of Lego animals, from Japan this time).

Let’s see how big his zoo/ animal farm grow.