Humpback Whale

No. 210002

by Safari Ltd
$37.99USD

A species of baleen whale found in oceans around the world, humpback whales are arguably the most iconic type of whale. They are known for their beautiful and haunting songs, which the males while sing and repeat for hours at a time.

  • Scientific Name: Megaptera novaeangliae
  • Characteristics: Humpback whales are amongst the largest whale species, and can grow to lengths surpassing 55 feet. Learn more about this astounding animal with our true-to-life model!
  • Size and Color: 14 inches long and 4 inches tall, this model is a bit longer than a standard American ruler and is as tall as a credit card stood upright. Humpbacks are primarily grayish-black with white undersides.
  • The Humpback Whale is part of the Monterey Bay Aquarium® Sea Life collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    During the height of the whaling industry in the 17th and 18th century, the humpback whale was fished nearly to extinction. Thankfully, their stocks have recovered since legislation was introduced in the 1960’s. They are currently classified as least concern on the IUCN’s red list, although they are still somewhat threatened by large fishing nets and collisions with vessels in shipping lanes.

    • Recommended Age: 3
    • Size in cm: 35.20 L x 18 W x 10.5 H
    • Size in inches: 13.86 L x 7.09 W x 4.13 H
    • Scale: 1:40
    • UPC: 095866021009
    NAME: Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Balaenopteridae LENGTH: 50 ft (15 m) WEIGHT: 49.5 t (44,906 kg) HABITAT: Polar seas in the summer, tropical seas in the winter SCALE: 1:40 Humpback whales are singing stars. Humpback whales are famous for the haunting songs they sing at their breeding grounds. The males compose elaborate melodies of hums and moans that may attract females or warn off other males. Humpbacks change their songs a bit throughout the year. By the next breeding season, they??re singing a new tune. Humpbacks were once hunted almost to extinction.