Ringed Seal

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Item #: Kö-F6450
Manufacturer Kösen, length 52 cm (~ 20.5"), grey
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Ringed seals owe their name to the ring shaped pattern of their fur when being grown up. The babies get born completely white and are perfectly camouflaged in the ice. Approx. after 4 weeks the fur starts to get more and more grey with the typical pattern.

Ringed seals grow 1,4m (4.9') long and 70 kg (150 lb) heavy, they are rather small in their species. They live in the polar oceans of the North Pole, meaning areas which are covered in ice for several months. To dive into the water to search for food they use holes in the ice that they keep open easily with a claw on their front flippers.

Ringed seals are not endangered yet, but global warming is a possible but critical thread. The fist month of their lifes the baby seals spend on the ice because their fat layer is not thick enough to protect them against the cold temperatures of the arctic water. If there is no ice, or if it melts too early, the survival of this species is at risk.

Our plush ringed seal shows the beautiful pattern of the ringed fur too. It is used to cold conditions, but is very content to live in a warm home with nice playfellows.

The second photo shows both the baby ringed seal (Kö-F6460) and the mother.

Length: 52 cm (~ 20.5")
Colour: Grey
Filling: Special polyester fibres
Manufacturer: Kösener Spielzeug Manufaktur

The proceeds of this sale will be donated to a children's charity organisation.


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