ELEPHANT SEAL FIGURINE
PAPO | 3 years & up
Realistic detailing and incredible paintwork are what set PAPO's marine animal figurines ahead of the rest. Each figurine is hand painted and manufactured according to strict EN-71 specifications; with meticulous attention paid to details like scale, posture, weight, and even texturing for optimal realism. Even smaller figurines like this Elephant Seal figurine does not escape PAPO's craftsmanship excellence, featuring the same quality and attention to detail in its sculpting and colouring that makes it a realistically close replica to the real thing.
Like all PAPO figurines, this Elephant Seal is made from non-toxic plastic and is BPA and phthalate-free, making it a safe choice for play even with our younger ones.
ENORMOUS ELEPHANT SEAL FACTS!
• Elephant seals can conserve water in their body by 'tampering' with their own pee. On dry land, elephant seals often go without drinking for extended periods. To avoid dehydration, their kidneys can produce concentrated urine that contains more waste and less actual water in every drop. After a few drinks, they switch back to excreting standard pee.
• The next time you think you're packing on the pounds, be thankful you're not a baby seal. A seal mum’s milk can be up to 50% fat, and pups can put on 2kgs a DAY.
• Slaughtered en masse for their oil-producing blubber, the Northern Elephant Seal was at one time close to extinction. By 1892, many assumed that this poor species had quietly disappeared forever. However, a small breeding colony managed to endure. It was estimated that in 1910, some 20 to 100 northern elephant seals were still alive. All of these survivors dwelled on or around Guadalupe Island off Mexico’s Baja California coast. Things finally started to turn around for the species in 1922, when the island became a biological reserve, and the seals received government protection. Since then, the global population has ballooned up to 160,000—all of whom are descended from those Guadalupe Island holdouts.
|Dimension||Approx. 12 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm|
|Age||3 YEARS & UP|