Nesting dolls have been a toy that children (and adults) have enjoyed for more than 100 years. The first were made in Russia in the 19th century. Traditionally the dolls have been Russian peasant girls, but now they come in a wide variety of images -- including animals. There are a large number of different animal nesting dolls out there to choose from. Here are a few:

1. Cartoon Animal Nesting Dolls

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This set of five dolls includes the whimsical and colorful images of a lion, a tiger, a pig, a monkey, and an owl. The figures are handmade of wood and painted in fun, bright colors. For ages 3 and up.To orde, click here.

2. Dog Nesting Dolls

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This "fetching" set of five nesting dolls with the images of dogs on them are hand painted. Barking good fun for dog lovers. For ages 3 and up. To order these precious pooches, click here.

3. Cat Nesting Dolls

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These five kitties are perfect for cat lovers. Hand painted matryoshka dolls in the original Russian style. Purrfect for kids 3 and up. To order these cute kitties, click here.

4. Horse Nesting Dolls

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This beautiful set of five horses is hand carved and hand painted by a Russian artist. Perfect for horse lovers and nesting doll collectors. For ages 3 and up. To order these excellent equines, click here.

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