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At least you left the ID in the image name: 2619 Monorail motor cover
And many similar parts of the theme and era.
Even now there are also quite a lot scattered through CMF and licensed sets, for example
Yeah, what they said...
I'm glad to see more and more animals going up on BnP for fairly reasonable prices which at least gives some people a shot at getting more of them, but even to this day they keep making new animal molds which only get released in a single set or two.
I found one I'd never seen before that only comes in one color and in only in one set.
46456 from #8635 Tuneable Racer
Small sets could get different animals not included in the "battle packs", while big ones... well, shouldn't matter for them because they don't sell just because of the animals, right?
Of course there's always Friends animals...
Every new set of anything means some other set will sell less. How many big sets are sold just for animal figs vs how many packs would get sold if they were available? I don't think LEGO would lose here, customers certainly wouldn't.
There is a reason that lego put exclusive characters into expensive sets, and don't put the same character (even slightly different versions) into smaller sets. Their business is primarily selling brick based sets. It is the same with animals. If they made a $50 set with a small farmhouse and a cow, it would probably sell well. If they also did a $15 set with four or five farm animals, (some) people wanting a lego farm would buy that instead and not bother with the set with bricks in it. Someone wanting a toy farm for their kid probably wouldn't buy either, since the animals are expensive compared to other moulded toy ones.
Battle packs are great for people that don't want more bricks, but that is not necessarily a good thing for lego. I used to buy loads of the castle and fantasy battle / blister packs and not bother with the sets unless they genuinely added a good build.
If they did a City farm or zoo, I doubt they would do battle style packs of animals. More likely a pig, a pig farmer, and a little bit of scenery. A bit like the equivalent Friends sets - an animal or two, a figure or two plus a building component.