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Wildlife Set Includes: Jaguar o The jaguar is the largest cat in the New World, and this fearsome hunter can take down just about any prey it wants. It’s the only cat in the Americas that is capable of roaring. o History: Though native to Central and South America, the jaguar’s ancestors originally migrated from a land bridge that connected Asia to North America. Jaguars once roamed over large areas in the extreme southwestern United States, but now very few jaguars are known to venture north of the Mexican border, and its overall numbers are declining. It is currently listed as “near threatened” in its remaining range. In many Pre-Colombian cultures, the jaguar is seen as a spiritual creature of immense power. o Scientific Name: Panthera onca o Characteristics: The largest big cat found in the Americas; the jaguar is brilliantly spotted with black “rosettes” that are quite striking when out of its natural environment but help this feline blend in with its native habitat as it prowls for its prey. This expertly painted jaguar toy model accurately reflects this pattern with exacting detail. o Size: At 4 inches tall and 10 inches long, this jaguar toy figure is as tall as a soda can and nearly as long as a standard ruler. Grizzly Bear o Despite common belief, grizzly bears aren’t one single species. Instead, they are any North American subspecies of brown bear, including the mainland and peninsular grizzly, as well as the Kodiak bear. In fact, scientists often refer grizzlies as North American brown bears. o History: Although grizzly bears are often regarded as being hostile and ferocious, they usually try to steer clear of humans. When a grizzly attacks, it’s often because it was surprised, or is defending its cubs. They will also fiercely defend a food source if they believe it is being threatened. o Scientific Name: Ursus Arctos o Characteristics: Known for their heightened aggression relative to other bear species, our grizzly bear toy figurine allows you to safely study all of the physical features of a grizzly bear in the palm of your hand. Immaculately crafted and hand painted with true-to-life detail, this model earns its place in even the pickiest nature buff’s collection! o Size: 4.7 inches long and 1.95 inches tall, our grizzly bear toy statuette is a bit smaller than a soda can on its side. Gray Wolf o The gray wolf, also known as the timber wolf or western wolf, is the largest species of wolf on the planet. Known for traveling in packs, each group of wolves has a dominant, or alpha, male, and female. When a wolf senses another pack in the area, they let out a bellowing howl to confront them. o History: Gray wolves are a common symbol in many different societies and mythologies throughout the world. Although some cultures revile them since they occasionally prey on livestock, the predominant opinion towards wolves is one of respect. In fact, early man's association and occasional companionship with the gray wolf was a key component in the eventual domestication of canines as household pets. o Scientific Name: Canus Lupus o Characteristics: Painted with gorgeous accuracy, this gray wolf toy figurine would fit in perfectly with the forests and plains of Eurasia and North America. Its head lifted; something has grabbed this curious canine's attention. o Size: Standing 4.8 inches long, just under 2 inches wide, and 4.3 inches tall, this gray wolf toy statuette is about the size of a soda can resting on its side, albeit a bit shorter. Chimpanzee o Chimpanzees are genetically the most closely related animals to humans, sharing over 96% of our DNA. These social apes live in large groups of up to 150 individuals and are found in a variety of African habitats including both forests and grasslands. They have been observed using tools to help them obtain food, which indicates a high level of intelligence. o History: Scientists believe that chimpanzees split from the lineage that would lead to modern day humans around six million years ago. While fossils of human ancestors are relatively well known, ancient chimpanzee fossils were not formally described until 2005. o Scientific Name: Pan Troglodytes o Characteristics: This chimpanzee figure is packed full of sculptural detail from its fur to the wrinkles on its hands, feet, and face. It is posed in a reaching gesture with a curious expression on its face. o Size: This chimp figure is just over 4 inches tall and 7 inches long, about the size of a large index card.
About Safari Ltd.: Safari Ltd. figurines, all in one place! Whether it's a dinosaur, dragon or wildlife animals, these carefully crafted figurines spark imagination and encourage education in the natural world. These high-quality figures have been a time-tested choice for many parents and educators for overall appeal, durability, learning potential, and more.
- Material / Ingredients / Care
- Wipe clean
- Assembly Required: Yes
- Country of Origin: China
- Maisonette Product ID: Item number SAFA26463058