We were having a look at recent imagery (captured in late November) in Google Earth and were surprised to find a building shaped like a crocodile in Jabiru, Australia.
Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn, Jabiru, Australia.
So we Googled it and found this article and this article listing a number of other animal shaped buildings. We were able to track most of them down in Google Earth. We also came across a few others from other such lists.
A couple of them are modelled in the old type of 3D. A number of others have the new 3D imagery, but most are not very well done, so are better viewed from Street View.
Elephant Tower, Bangkok, Thailand.
Lucy the elephant, New Jersey.
Cat-shaped Kindergarten Wolfartsweier, Karlsruhe, Germany.
The Snail House, Sophia, Bulgaria
Larry the Lobster, Kingston, Australia.
National Fisheries Development Board, Hyderabad, India.
To find the above locations and many more in Google Earth download this KML file.
Also be sure to check out our recent post on toys in Google Earth.