Sharks are one of the only animals to have survived four of the five mass extinctions. Studies show that sharks play a key role in maintaining the health of coral reefs. A team of Australian scientists found where there were healthier reefs, there were also a high number of sharks present. They control the mid-sized predators which allows the small reef fish to thrive and take care of the actual corals. Fun Fact: Sand sharks actually fart! They gulp air at the surface which they then 'release' to achieve greater depths and are the only sharks that do this.
These beautifully detailed wooden figures are a wonderful, hands on way for your child to learn about these amazing animals.
Playing with wooden animal figures instills a love of nature and animals while developing creativity and imagination. They are the perfect educational tool for young children and are ideal for use in Montessori and Waldorf play settings.
All of the Green Taiga toys are made from Alder wood and finished with water-based paints, linseed oil, and bio wax. All materials are of high quality and non-toxic.
Measurements: L: 13cm W: 2cm H: 5.5cm
Age Guide & Safety: Recommended for 3 years+. We always advise that toys be checked prior to play and recommend adult supervision during playtime. Not suitable for children 3 year and over who still have a tendency to put things in their mouth. Not to be used as a teething toy.
Care Instructions: Do not submerge in water. Use a clean damp cloth to wipe surface.
These beautiful toys are made from sustainable alder wood. Every care has been taken to preserve its texture and natural properties during production. Naturally you may see some growth rings, knots, or rough spots. These are not defects or faults. They are made by nature and tell the story of the wood from which is was made and make each piece special and unique.