6" Tall Trumpeting African Elephant - Realistic Animal Replica, by Papo
Did you know that the sound an elephant makes is called trumpeting? The African elephant is the world's largest land mammal! As you would expect, it is the king of the animal kingdom out on the African grasslands. What characterizes it is doubtless its enormous trunk, its large ears which it uses to cool itself down and its huge tusks. The trunk is actually an extension of the elephant lip and nose, enabling it to communicate, to bring water and food to its mouth, to pull and carry branches and to make sounds. Its tusks are made of ivory and enamel and are actually two teeth which are used as a tool and as a means of defense during combat. The elephant lives in a herd of around 20 individuals and spend most of its time looking for food. It mainly eats leaves and branches from bushes or trees, fruit or bark. As an age-old symbol of wisdom, it is also well known for its intelligence and its memory, hence the expression "to have a memory like an elephant". Today the African Elephant is an endangered species and as such shares special protections to help preserve their numbers. Made of heavy-duty rubber, this lifelike figure has been painstakingly hand-painted, with an extraordinary amount of detail being applied in both the sculpting and painting process. The endangered trumpeting elephant replica measures approximately 6 inches from front of nose to tail and approximately 4 inches tall. Papo has been in the business of creating figures for almost 20 years, and maintains dedicated to producing a top of the line product which will stand the test of time, being passed from one generation of inquisitive minds to the next. Safety to them is a central priority, and something that they start looking at even in the initial design phase. All of their model figures are manufactured following strict compliance with international safety rules, are are tested by approved laboratories.
- Trumpeting African Elephant Figure - 6 by 4 inches
- Amazing Detail in both Sculpting and Painting
- Endangered Species Life-like Replica