Westminster took a walk on the wild side during today's Business Innovation and Skills Questions, with the fur flying between opposition benches and the government.
Vince Cable started the trouble by labelling Labour "dinosaurs" in response to Ed Miliband's speech on producers versus predators: "What's troubling a lot of us is trying to work out why a party of dinosaurs is so opposed to predators."
Cue jokes about Britain needing a "lion" at the helm of production and the tortoise beating the hare.
See below for a comprehensive menagerie of animal references.
"I'm sure you've followed the changes in attitudes towards manufacturing under different governments. "I'm sure you will be interested in the leader of the Labour Party's new distinction between predators and producers. "What's troubling a lot of us is trying to work out why a party of dinosaurs is so opposed to predators."
"Britain's construction industry needs a lion at the wheel and we've got a tortoise who is sat still while building sites, while people in our construction industry, are put out of work."
"As I recall, the tortoise beat the hare."
"We have had enough references to animals."