We love Plan Toys; it's no secret. Their line of Planimals sets features animals grouped by continent and habitat, and as always, these toys are made from eco-friendly and child-safe materials.
The Planimals series offers four sets: Australia, Asia, Africa, and Polar. Each comes with several wooden animals native to that continent as well as a backdrop and habitat pieces, like trees, snow, or rocks. The animals can be articulated into different positions, but perhaps the best learning element are the accurate habitats. Kids can learn about what animals live in different places while dreaming up imaginative scenarios.
Available from Toyopia for $33 each.