Beluga Whale

No. 211002

by Safari Ltd
$11.99USD

Also known as the beluga whale and the white whale, the beluga is a whale species found in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters. Its closest living relative is the narwhal, and both animals are the only living members of the family Monodontidae.

  • Scientific Name: Delphinapterus leucas
  • Characteristics: Beluga whales are gregarious, and often live in large groups. This beautifully sculpted beluga has become separated from its pod, and would love to come home with you!
  • Size and Color: Beluga whales are unique in their physical appearance because they are completely white. 8 inches long and 3 inches tall, both dimensions of this model are a bit larger than a 16 oz. water bottle on its side.
  • The Beluga Whale is part of the Monterey Bay Aquarium® Sea Life collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    As of 2008, the beluga whale was classified as near threatened on the IUCN red list. Although their population trend is unknown, they are harvested at an unsustainable rate for their meat and oil. More specifically, the over fishing of already depleted populations dramatically hinders the beluga whale global population’s ability to stabilize and rebound.

    • Recommended Age: 3
    • Size in cm: 21 L x 8 W x 7.6 H
    • Size in inches: 8.27 L x 3.15 W x 2.99 H
    • UPC: 095866021603
    NAME: Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Monodontidae LENGTH: 15 ft (4.5 m) WEIGHT: 1 t (907 kg) HABITAT: Arctic and subarctic seas SCALE: 1:20 Belugas change colors as they grow. Adult belugas are pure white. But a newborn beluga is pale gray, then turns dark blue or brown after a month. As the baby grows, its color fades. By its third birthday, the young whale turns pale gray again. It won??t turn white until it??s six. Scientists use these color changes to estimate the age of individuals in a herd.