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 Manatee 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 Manatee is made from non-toxic plastic and is BPA and phthalate-free, making it a safe choice for play even with our younger ones.
MAJESTIC MANATEE FACTS!
• The manatee has a smooth brain, and the smallest brain of all mammals in relation to its body mass. But that doesn’t mean they’re stupid: According to a 2006 article in The New York Times on the work of Roger L. Reep, a neuroscientist at the University of Florida at Gainesville, manatees are as adept at experimental tasks as dolphins, though they are slower-moving and, having no taste for fish, more difficult to motivate.
• We know the question on everyone's mind. Although they look similar to manatees, dugongs have a more whale-like fluke compared to the round, paddle-like tail that you see on manatees.
• Manatees have no natural predators in the wild but humans have played a large part in making all three species at risk of extinction. About half of West Indian manatee deaths are caused by humans, and most are due to boat collisions.
|Dimension||Approx. 11.5 x 4 x 4 cm|
|Age||3 YEARS & UP|