Tortoise

No. 258629

by Safari Ltd
$8.99
  • Unlike other members of the Testudines order, tortoises are not sea dwelling and live on land. Known for their large and spacious shells, tortoises can withdraw their heads, tail, and all of their limbs inside their protective carapaces when they feel threatened.
  • Scientific Name: Family Testudinidae
  • Characteristics: Accurately modeled and meticulously hand-painted, this tortoise figurine exhibits the large domed shell and long limbs that are characteristic of many tortoise species. The texture and ridges along this model's limbs are also faithful, depicting the thick plates of dead skin that tortoises develop over their lifetime for extra protection!
  • Size and Color: 4.75 inches long and 2.5 inches wide, this pokey pal is about the size of a soda can turned on its side. Its striking brown and yellow shell and sandy skin are professionally hand-painted, making it a great addition to any enthusiast's collection.
  • The Tortoise is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    Immortalized in folklore, fairy tales, and the stories of different cultures, tortoises are often characterized as thoughtful and wise creatures. Perhaps the most well-known tale is the story of the Tortoise and the Hare, in which a patient tortoise defeats a smug hare in a race. As impressive as they are iconic, tortoises are an important symbol for many societies and religions around the world.

    • Recommended Age: 18 months and up
    • Size in cm: 12 L x 7.5 W x 6.3 H
    • Size in inches: 4.72 L x 2.95 W x 2.48 H
    • UPC: 095866258603
    Tortises are turtles that live only on land. Their skin and legs look like an elephant??s. Most have a high, domed shell into which they can pull their head, feet and tail for protection. They primarily eat plants. There are 40 species, the largest of which is the 4-feet (1.2 meters), 500 lb. Galapagos.