If you want to make a sock animal yourself, check out the instructions for the classic sock monkey here and here, there also is an elephant here. I love the sock dogs from this etsy-seller, e.g. I really like this dog, very sweet!
It's relatively easy to make different animals from the sock monkey patterns, be creative! There's also a brilliant looking Japanese craft book which I don't own. It's now available in English here and here (lots of pictures). It has patterns for a lot of different animals .