| KIND FUR® (SWATCH) COLLECTION. Acorn Naturalists. Replica fur (Kind Fur®) is an ideal resource for educators. Designed primarily to give children the look and feel of animal fur, these replicas go well with storytelling and discovery table activities. We need to emphasize, however, that these replicas are not study skins (they lack eye holes, ears, noses, paws and tails). On the other hand, unlike real fur, these replicas do not have special storage or treatment requirements. They also do not require knowledge of complex and ever-changing regulations regarding State of Origin fur tags, permits, transfers, and associated necessary record keeping. Most importantly, Kind Fur® does not require trapping animals better left alive in the wild.
Regarding these replicas, it is important to note that in nature there is tremendous variation in fur color, even on a single specimen, let alone among the same species in different locations or seasons. These replicas are close in appearance (and feel) to animal furs, but won't match perfectly with any given real fur. Also, as can be the case with skull replicas, high-quality faux fur can sometimes cost more than real fur. While realistic in appearence, replica fur can always be identified by looking at the backing — replica fur have cloth fabric backing, as opposed to tanned animal hide.
These Kind Fur® Swatches are perfect for carrying in a backpack for discussions on the trail or for setting out at a discovery table. Each is folded in half and then hand-sewn around the edge, measuring approximately 8 inches x 5 inches.
This collection includes all 30 of the Kind Fur® swatch replicas listed in this section. #T-24194.
You can also download a description of all of the Kind Fur® replicas we offer by clicking here.