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Giant Squid

SKU 277829

  • Once believed to be only a myth, the giant squid is a deep-ocean dwelling squid that can grow to gargantuan sizes. Estimations suggest it can grow up to 43 feet long, making it the second largest member of the Architeuthidae family behind only the colossal squid.
  • Scientific Name: Genus Architeuthis
  • Characteristics: Exceptionally rare and almost never seen alive in their native waters, consider yourself lucky for spotting this super-sized squid! Artfully crafted and hand painted, this figurine is exceptional as a gift for a nature lover, as an addition to your collection, as a piece of décor, or just as a toy for fun and imaginative play!
  • Size and Color: 9.5 inches long and 2.15 inches tall, this model is about as tall as and an inch and a half longer than a 16.9 oz. water bottle on its side. Giant squid are predominantly pinkish red, with very light gray and white accents along their body and tentacles.
  • The Giant Squid is part of the Wild Safari® Sea Life collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    Because of their size and rarity, giant squids have been firmly entrenched in maritime folklore for ages. Depictions of creatures like the giant squid date back many years, with the kraken being the most famous. Despite being incorporated into legend as a fearsome monster, giant squids are incredibly rare and elusive, and live at such a deep depth that they’re almost never spotted by humans. Very little is known about giant squids or their global population, but experts believe they aren’t vulnerable or threatened simply due to how separate they are from human activities.

    • Recommended Age: 3
    • Size in cm: 24.5 L x 5.5 W x 5.5 H
    • Size in inches: 9.65 L x 2.17 W x 2.17 H
    • UPC: 095866277826
    The giant squid still remains a deep sea mystery, never yet seen alive in their natural habitat. However, we do know what eats them as their beaks show up in the stomachs of beached sperm whales.