I have been on this forum for a little while now, a couple of years in fact.
I have found that the majority of collectors all have their own favorite. I myself always had a heart for friesian horses, but am moving my core interest to antelopes, of which the diversity is much smaller, to my sadness.
I know people on the forum with a heart for Sirenya, bears, foxes, Dinosaurs, border collies and siamese cats.
Now is my question, why?
Why do you specifically love that specific animal that attracts you above all else.
I will start with my own story:
I have loved horses since I can remember. I have always had riding lessons and created a safehaven for my imagination with my playmobil when I was around 10-13. I think my attraction to Friesian Horses had its root in a friesian horse in the village I grew up in, I simply adored the looks and grace of this horse. This flowered when I around the age of 15 started to become interested in a medival films and tv shows, where the friesian is more than plentifully represented.
And as much as I will always love my equine of dutch pride, as of late, I think it's been a little less than a year, I have found my heart and my imagination captured by Antelopes. Especially Giant Elans and Bongo's have captures my heart. The seeds of this love have been planted when I studied animal care. I have interned in a zoo, where I had the chance to physically interact with the male Giant Elan. This experience never left my mind. The Bongo I saw for the first time in another zoo, the first time I had a mother-daughter day with my mom. At the time I wasn't quite aware of the beauty of the antelope, the cow in question stood rather behind in a hidden enclosure. These seeds have flowered as of late and I have come aware of this in the Berliner zoo. The antelopes attract me so much.
What is your story?
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