This listing is for one Folkmanis Stuffed Plush Galapagos Tortoise Turtle Hand Puppet Toy
A super-soft sculpted fabric body and a soft vinyl shell make this puppet as awesome as its massive, ancient ancestor, the long-living Galapagos Tortoise. This puppet has an easily manipulated body that can be pulled fully into his shell to hide or extended out to explore to world.
2007 AMAZING TOY AWARD, THE NATIONAL PARENTING CENTER Seal of Approval Winner Holiday '07
2007 iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD
2007 PARENTS' CHOICE Silver Honor
2007 DR. TOY'S 100 BEST CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS Top Ten
2007 DR. TOY'S 10 Best Socially Responsible Products
2008 CTTC BEST BET AWARD for TOY REPORT
|20" LONG||11" WIDE||5" TALL||14.5 OZ|
FACTS OF INTEREST:
- The giant tortoises live only on remote islands off South America and in the Indian Ocean. They are the largest reptiles and longest-living land animals in existence today. Males are typically 500 pounds and some tortoises have lived for 150 years or more! A tortoise believed to be 176 died in Australia in June, 2006.
- The word 'galapagos' means 'saddles' in Spanish, describing the wavy, saddle-shaped shells of tortoises living in dry, low-altitude parts of the islands. At higher, moist elevations the shells have a dome shape.
- The ancestors of the Galapagos tortoises were carried from the mainland on ocean currents to the islands off Ecuador where they thrived, free from predators.
- Introduced animals nearly made the tortoises extinct by destroying vegetation and eating their eggs. Now there are conservation projects that raise hatchlings on farms until they are big enough to survive in their natural habitat.
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