The Unimal was a curious mascot for animal agriculture created by Cornell professor Howard E. Babcock in the middle of the 20th century. The Unimal was a hybrid creature consisting of five different farm animals: a cow, steer, pig, sheep, and chicken. To educate children about animal agriculture and animal-derived foods, in 1950 Babcock had the Unimal produced as a toy. As Attaboy demonstrates in this video, when the toy is pressed, tiny food products drop out of it. The Unimal is also described in this clip from the 2006 documentary Farmboy.
It's UNIMAL! pic.twitter.com/eT2ZREHeXo
— atta boy (@yumfactory) March 21, 2015
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