PAPO | 3 years & up
Realistic detailing and incredible paintwork are what set PAPO's 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 Piranha figurine does not escape PAPO's craftsmanship excellence, featuring the same quality and attention to detail in its sculpting and colouring.
Like all PAPO figurines, this Piranha is made from non-toxic plastic and is BPA and phthalate-free, making it a safe choice for play even with our younger ones.
PRECORIOUS PIRANHA FACTS!
• We're definitely here to debunk piranha myths! The idea that a piranha could rip a human to shreds is probably more myth than fact. For the curious, Popular Science spoke to some experts who estimate that stripping the flesh from a 180-pound human in 5 minutes would require approximately 300 to 500 piranhas. Cases of heart attack and epilepsy that ended with the afflicted drowning in a South American river do show evidence of piranha nibbles, but in those instances, the victim was already deceased when piranhas got involved.
• And if that doesn't disappoint you, here's more: some piranhas are actually vegetarians. Despite their flesh-eating reputation, some piranhas prefer to eating more seeds than meat, and some even subsist on plants alone. For example, in the Amazonian rapids of the Trombetas basin in Pará, Brazil, scientists discovered that Tometes camunani lives solely off of riverweeds.
• And one last thing to burst your bubble: piranhas run in packs for safety, not strength. A part of piranhas’ fierce reputation stems from the fact that they often swim in packs or shoals. Like most fishes, this behavior actually stems from fear.
|Age||3 YEARS & UP|