Stuffed Animals Details
** Stuffed Whale
** Gray with a White Ribbed Underbelly
** Made by Aurora
** 14 inch
If you thought only birds migrated for the winter, think again. Don’t forget whales. Among the largest animals in the world, whales are cetaceans – along with porpoise and dolphins. Like the latter two, some whales have teeth. Others have instead, these large grooved plates in their mouths with which they strain out tiny critters called krill. They open their huge mouths wide and suck up water in which a meal is to be found. They then expel the water, leaving behind a seafood buffet of gargantuan proportions. Yum, yum!
Humpbacks are baleen whales (the second group that doesn’t have teeth). Douglas is known for their attention to detail and quality, and the sheer cuddliness and long-lasting charm and durability of its toys. Humpbacks all the world over, except in one or two isolated groups, tend to feed in Arctic and Antarctic waters, then move towards the equator when it is time to mate and raise young. Sure, birds go a long way, but whales have been known to migrate up to 16,000 miles. That’s pretty far for a meal and a spot of baby making.
Humpbacks are also among the most acrobatic of animals, leaping gracefully out of the sea then splashing down with a thunderous crash and huge spray of seawater! That’s where Douglas’ inspiration came from. Their delightfully soft and sweet, mottled stuffed plush grey humpback whale is every bit as fantastic and unforgettable as the real thing. Best of all, you don’t have to travel to the middle of the ocean to go whale watching. You can do it right from your very own home!