Forest Families toys are known by several names. Some call them Forest Friends (an unofficial name), and they've been sold under many different brands. They were known as Bärenwald/Bear Family in Germany, Pikkaraiset in Finland, Dyrene i Bamseskoven in Denmark and Peach Fuzz Village in the US. The official, most well-known name for the series is of course Forest Families.
In the early phase of the series, only six original families were manufactured. These families were bears, rabbits, cats, dogs, mice and pigs. (For more information, check out The Forest Connection.) These families are some of the more common ones to this day. Later, a wide range of different animal species were introduced into this toy line. Check out The Families for a list and information of the different animals.