Female African Elephant by Schleich


Female African elephant by Schleich.  Hand painted animal figurine by Scheich.

Model 14761.

5.7" x 3" x 3.6".

Baby African elephants spend 20 to 22 months in their mother's body before they see the light of the world.  Female elephants have the longest gestation period of all mammals.  Elephants are known as being thick skinned.  However, their skin is so sensitive, they can even get sunburnt.  That is why elephants often throw several layers of mud on themselves.  This pleasant "cooling pack" also combats the scorching heat.  While elephants cannot hear any better than other animals with their huge ears, they help them to cope with the African heat.  When they fan with their ears, the blood cools down and provides them with refreshment.

Fun fact:  An elephant herd often consists of ten to twelve animals and is led by an experienced female.

Schleich products are made of various plastics and dyes, which are carefully selected to meet the respective requirements.  Most typically plastics used are polyvinyl chloride (PVC), thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), in addition to other plastics typical for toys.  Even the material suppliers are subject to strict controls by our quality officers. The dyes used are optimally adapted to the different types of plastic and demonstrate top-rate mechanical and chemical resistance.  They ensure the high durability of Schleich products and make all Schleich pieces saliva and sweat proof as well as abrasion-resistant, and thus ensure that they are completely safe for playing with. Only once a product meets fully all international laws, standards and guidelines for toys is it released for production.  All Schleich articles and materials comply with the national and international toy requirements applicable worldwide, as well as the new European Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC and DIN EN 71.

Recommended for 3+.

We love Schleich's realistic animal figures, a quality toy that stimulates the child's imagination as well as teaching them about animals and wildlife.