This unique Beluga Whale figurine is of no exception, made extremely well-scaled and factually accurate, and complete with a broad head and blubber that fills its full body. Like all PAPO figurines, this Beluga Whale is made from non-toxic plastic and is BPA and phthalate-free, and is the perfect first addition to any marine life collection.
BRILLIANT BELUGA WHALE FACTS!
• The almost-pure white feature of the Beluga Whale is arguably one of its most distinctive feature... but did you know it is meant to help them blend in and not stand out? As they swim among the polar ice caps, their pigmentation is thought to act as camouflage to protect them from predators like polar bears and orca whales.
• Belugas possess another ability that is quite unusual among cetaceans: They can swim backwards. Their impressive maneuverability skills make up for their sluggish speeds of two to five miles per hour.
• If the Beluga Whale looks weird to you at first glance, it's probably because it's one of the few rare swimming mammals in the ocean that lacks a dorsal fin. But for good reason: the reduction of surface area helps prevent heat loss in the frigid Arctic Ocean, and it also makes it easier for them to glide directly beneath sheets of ice.