Humpback Whales - Good Luck Minis®

No. 350822

by Safari Ltd
$119.99USD
  • 192 Pieces Per Bag. Only Available in Bulk Purchase.
  • The scientific name for Humpback Whales means large-winged of New England, but these beautiful creatures range all of the world’s oceans, preferring cold polar waters in the summer and then moving to tropical waters in the winter.
  • Scientific Name: Megaptera novaeangliae
  • Characteristics: These figures display the beauty and elegance of the one of the ocean’s most beloved inhabitants. Use them as conservation reminders for ocean awareness or Earth Day celebrations and events, or place them in mini underwater scenes or ocean art projects.
  • Size and Color: Realism in color and texture makes these mini Humpbacks stand out. So much detail is packed into the paperclip-length Whales.
  • The Humpback Whales are part of the Good Luck Minis® collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • History

    The history of whales goes back at least 55 million years, to the period after the dinosaurs went extinct. With so many massive creatures now gone, there were many ecological niches to be filled. The Whale family tree is one of the strangest of them all, including hippos and other semiaquatic creatures. It’s thought the ancestors of whales first developed longer tails and wider feet to help them swim. Then they became accustomed to saltwater and their eyes and nasal passages moved further from their mouths. Tail flukes and complete loss of back legs guaranteed the ancestors would be powerful swimmers. Those nasal passages eventually positioned themselves as blowholes, and baleen for food filtering was a more recent addition. By about 35 million years ago, all of these features were present in the fossil record, and the ancestor of all modern whales appeared. From there, variations and adaptations in size and shape created the dozens of species that exist today, including the Humpback Whale.

    • Recommended Age: 5+
    • Size in cm: 20.25 W x 25.5 H
    • Size in inches: 7.97 W x 10.04 H
    • UPC: 095866350802
    Humpback Whales are world travelers. They feed near the poles in the summer, and they migrate to the warmer waters near the equator to breed in the winter. They are famous for the haunting songs they sing at their breeding grounds. Humpbacks were once hunted extensively, and they remain endangered.