I have such a soft spot for gorillas -- they may be my favorite animal next to the elephant. Hanno the Gorilla is the first of a series of wooden animals by David Weeks. He is similar to the pose-able wooden figures used for drawing but he's bigger, sturdy-er and much cuter (if you don't mind me saying). His powerful hardwood frame can hold many poses (look at him below!). He's made from sustainably harvested new-growth beech wood and his elastic-band muscles and durable wood limbs make him almost impervious to breakage.