HUMPBACK WHALE 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.
Featuring an articulated mouth, this Humpback Whale figurine is designed true to its iconic real-life counterpart, with primarily grayish-black and white undersides as well as follicle bumps on its head and around its mouth for exceptional added detailing. Like all PAPO figurines, this Humpback Whale is made from non-toxic plastic and is BPA and phthalate-free, making it a safe choice for play even with our younger ones.
HEART-STOPPING HUMPBACK FACTS!
• Like human fingerprints, the tails of Humpbacks can be used to identify individuals. The pigmentation and scarring on their flukes is unique to every individual Humpback, and scientists document these markings to keep track of certain whales that they see repeatedly during their research trips.
• Whether or not this is entirely true, Humpbacks have been known to defend other marine species from Orcas. In 2009, marine ecologist Robert Pitman watched two humpback whales rescue a seal from a group of Orcas that were pursuing it. The seal ended up on one of the humpbacks’ chests, and when it began to fall off, the whale even nudged it back on with a flipper, indicating that it was an intentional act of altruism. Though it’s not entirely clear why they would do so, it appears to be an offensive response on the part of the humpbacks, who may intervene whenever they hear killer whales fighting, whether one of their own is involved or not.
• We all know how huge a Humpback's mouth is, but let this set things in perspective for you: the size of a Humpback' tongue is the size of a small car. You'd expect a beast as big as this to be one mean predator, but truth is these gentle giants snack only on krill, small fish, and plankton.
|Dimension||Approx. 29 x 16.3 x 12.8 cm|
|Age||3 YEARS & UP|