80 81 S afari Ltd. is an American, family-owned manufacturer and global distributor of hand-painted, scientifically accurate educational figures, spanning from the natural world to the imaginative realms of mythology and fantasy. The company features a product line of more than 1000 educational, hand-painted toy de- signs that teach by creating authentic figurines that speak to the innate curiosity in all of us. Their mission is to teach children the importance of nature and its conservation through the joy of play. In 1982, Bernard and Rosemarie Rubel founded the company after discovering an en- dangered species card game while visiting the Munich Zoo in Germany. Fueled by their passion to educate through play, they transformed that rummy game into a collection of museum-quality figures enjoyed by children, adults, educators, and collectors alike. To- day, their grandson, Alexandre Pariente, is at the helm of the family business and making great strides in the global landscape. He began his role with the company at an early TOYS THAT TEACH