Leatherback Sea Turtle
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Also known as the lute turtle, the leatherback sea turtle is the largest of all living turtles and is the second heaviest known reptile, with the first being the crocodile. Unlike other turtles, it lacks a bony shell and is instead protected by thick layers of skin and flesh.
- Scientific Name: Dermochelys coriacea
- Characteristics: Known to be quite docile, this gentle giant wouldn’t mind you coming over for a closer look! All Safari figures, this leatherback sea turtle included, are individually hand-painted and crafted with precision to assure they’re excellent for education, play, display, and more.
- Size and Color: Like all leatherback turtles, this figurine has a dark black carapace, head, and flippers, speckled with white dots. It stands 5.25 inches wide and 4.25 inches long, both measurements about an inch bigger than the dimensions of a credit card.
- This Leatherback Sea Turtle is part of the Wild Safari® Sea Life collection
- All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
Because of their enormous size, leatherback sea turtles have exceedingly few natural predators when they mature, and are mostly vulnerable during the early stages of their lives. However, they are ultimately considered vulnerable due to human activities, the most detrimental of which is pollution. We’d love for you to take home this beautiful creature, but before you do make sure you have lots of room – they’re huge!
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 10.75 L x 13.25 W x
- Size in inches: 4.23 L x 5.22 W x