24″x 36″ full color laminated poster. This is a beautiful poster that is cherished by animal lovers, but it’s also an extremely useful educational tool, as it provides a comprehensive overview of the subject. It is divided into three sections, one for each type of mammal: the egg-laying monotremes, the pouched marsupials, and the familiar placental mammals. The latter is divided into 19 subsections, one for each of the orders. Superb, highly detailed illustrations show 98 representative species, including everything from the aardvark to the zebra. This poster is an excellent way to introduce young children to a great many animals. However, its outstanding organization and presentation make it an invaluable reference chart for teachers, students, and professionals involved or interested in zoology, comparative anatomy, and taxonomy, the naming and classification of life forms.