Rhinoceros / Wellcome Images When I was in the hospital, my friends decided I was not a teddy bear type.  Therefore I received a stuffed animal kangaroo, flamingo, ostrich, three-foot-long rhinoceros and iridescent iguanas #1 and #2 (the first one mysteriously disappeared, so another was provided). I don’t know why our society gives adults stuffed animals when they’re nearly dead. But they were appreciated nonetheless.