Believe it or not, these cute creatures are made entirely from balloons! 

Rob Driscoll – or Bow Tie Balloon Guyas he’s known – has been twisting and turning balloons into cool creations for 15 years. From your favourite movie and cartoon characters to super-sized balloon sculptures, like aeroplanes, Rob’s able to make pretty much anything out of balloons!

More recently, he’s turned his twisting talents to animal conservation by creating one animal for every letter in the alphabet to raise awareness for vulnerable animals.

Each awesome animal sculpture took between 30 minutes to three hours to complete, the longest being the Indochinese tiger and the zebra – we can see why!

You can check out some of his amazing animal sculptures, below…


Galápagos penguin

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These cute critters live in one of the most diverse marine areas in the world – the Galápagos Islands – and is the only species of penguin found north of the equator.

You can read more penguin facts, here!


Indochinese tiger

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This beautiful species roams across Thailand, Cambodia, China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar and VietnamSadly, their population has fallen by a huge 70% in the last ten years alone.

You can read more tiger facts, here!

Japanese crane

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These tall characters are one of the rarest crane species in the world. In some parts of Asia they’re seen as a symbol of good luck!



Bow Tie Balloon Guy A-Z of Endangered SpeciesLemurs are primates and are only found on the African island of Madagascar. They live in large social groups of up to 30 individuals and communicate using loud, vocal calls.



Bow Tie Balloon Guy A-Z of Endangered SpeciesNarwhals are nicknamed the ‘unicorns of the sea’ – and it’s not difficult to see why – but they’re actually porpoises. Males grow a spiral tooth, or ‘tusk’ right out of their upper lip – which can be over 2.5m long!


Poison dart frog

Bow Tie Balloon Guy A-Z of Endangered SpeciesThe poison dart frog is native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. Their bright colours warn off potential predators looking for a froggy snack!



Bow Tie Balloon Guy A-Z of Endangered SpeciesSeahorses are not actually a ‘horses’ at all – they’re fish! They have a long snake-like tail that they use to grip onto underwater plants to keep them from being swept away.


White rhino

Bow Tie Balloon Guy A-Z of Endangered SpeciesThese ginormous beasts live in the savannahs of Africa and can weigh as much as 2,500kg! Sadly, poaching has seen their numbers plummet in recent years. In fact, the Northern white rhino has been declared extinct in the wild.

You can read more rhino facts, here!


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Yaks are able to survive the extremely cold temperatures in the mountainous and cold desert regions of Central Asia, Tibet, Mongolia and Russia (as low as –40°C!) thanks to their warm, insulating coat.



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No one is exactly sure why zebras have their stripes… Some believe it’s to dazzle and confuse predators in their African habitat, and others think it may help to control their body temperature. Interestingly, no two zebras’ stripes are the same!

You can read more zebra facts, here!

Which was your favourite balloon sculpture? Let us know by leaving a comment, below!




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  • maira

    that is so awesome!!!!!!!

  • Natalia


  • Saturn Flamingo

    My favourite one is the tree frog because it looks so realistic!

  • rose

    aggie i agree with you can he do a wolf?

  • chat nior

    Who made these balloon sculptures??????? there sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cool.

  • proffesor bruno casserole



    I thought the Poison Dart Frog was REAL!

  • ava

    i think they're amazing!!!

  • Harvey

    I think the Lemur is awesome

  • Amy

    these are super cool and they're all individual and super realistic

  • Birdie


  • Birdie

    I thought that they where real! Especially the penguin frog and Zebra! #Imagineation #balloons #animals

  • Megan

    They are amazing and they looked like photos of real animals.My mum thought they where real.

  • faye

    This balloons have no similarities to each other and that is what makes them so great! Especially when they are different patterns! And also... My mind blew to pieces when it was my first glance of the title page because i thought it was about dart frogs! So real-like!

  • Erica

    These balloons are amazing! The poison dart frog looks like a real frog. very good

  • Squirrel-Bunny

    Looove penguin, zebra, and lemur, but they're all AMAZING!

  • Squirrel-Bunny

    Mind blown. Those are soooo cool! He sure has talent.

  • animallover

    I love the lemur and I think it's really cute the way that it looks like it's running. Keep up the good work Rob!

  • aggie

    beautiful! the zebra looks complicated!!!

  • Anna

    I'm really impressed with your balloon animals, Rob. I've never seen anything like them in my whole life! You have such an amazing skill/talent. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the first one. keep up the hard work!

  • Bob

    omg I love the rhino and the yak but there all sooper cool!!!

  • wow they are amazing

  • CvR

    WOOOW!I really think they put real work on the ..........ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZEBRA!

  • Callum

    This is so cool

  • zbye


  • anonymous


  • imogen


  • banana

    the dart frog is cool

  • best friends

    very realistic and clever balloon models for great entertainment and fun we wish we could do an outstanding thing like that

  • bestfriend

    me and my best friend love these amazing realistic balloon models they make us want to make them too!

  • Gracie

    How can they do that my mum LOVES the lemur and so do I! :) :) :)

  • Gracie

    I really LOVE all of them they are awesome! How can people do stuff like that? :) :)

  • Austin

    I love The penguin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Epic turtle

    I love the sea horse

  • Suki

    ...Some talent!!! WOW! All of them are EQUALLY AWESOME!!! But I think, I like the zebra best - it looks REALLY complicated!

  • Cambria

    That must be hard to do!!!

  • gemma

    I love the frog!!!

  • Lola

    Wow they are amazing! My favourite is probably the lemur

  • izzy


  • Lili


  • ConorTOWERS

    cool top 10 balloons

  • Seal Oades

    Me and my family really loved all of them but are favourite was the penguin or the narwhal.

  • Zoe

    Cool, I would like to do that!

  • lolland27

    WOW so amazing wish I could do that!

  • Dan

    I want to go know how to make these!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Leah Wills

    Amazing balloons. My little brother loves balloons!

  • Chescka

    My favourite ballon was the Zedbra, it was so cool! All of the balloon creatures are amazing!

  • Gorilla

    I love national geographic kids it helps me learn in such an easy way.

  • Jessie Lee Miller

    wow wow wow so cool I love them all my little sister really loved the seahorse.

  • Uzair Pathan

    I love these pictures. They are really cool. (I wish i was as talented as that!!!). Thanks for showing them.Good luck making more cool things.

  • Ainee Anbar

    I loved them all, but the zebra seemed especially attractive to me. I wonder how long it took Mr.Rob Driscoll to weave all those dizzying black-and-white stripes!

  • alessandra

    the balloon animals are so cool..

  • Filip

    WOW I liked the penguin one best:)

  • charlie


  • Libby

    Wow the tiger looked so like a real tiger and the zebra looked so life like!!!!!!

  • AwesomeAnimals26

    Wow! Incredible! My favourites have to be the lemur the tiger and the zebra.

  • Amber

    That's amazing!

  • Nat cat

    That is so cool I want all of them

  • Ash

    Wow I can't believe those animals are made from balloons!Somebodys spent ages on them!

  • George

    My favourite is the Seahorse. It's cool!

  • imogen

    so cool i love ballons

  • princess


  • Bethany Griffiths

    They're awesome my favourite is all of them they are so cool and creative!!!

  • Emily fletcher

    I think it must of took a lot of time to make them

  • emma


  • Hannahb

    I like the lemur!!!

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