Leopard by Schleich

£5.50

Brand Schleich

Leopard by Schleich.  Hand painted animal figurine by Scheich.

Model 14748.

4.7" x 1" x 2".

The leopard has flower-shaped, black spots on its fur and is confusingly similar to the jaguar. However, the jaguar's spots have a small white dot in the middle.  A leopard is very fast and can jump six metres forwards and three metres high in one bound.  Only rarely do prey manage to escape this skilful hunter.  It even follows them into the water or up trees, because it can swim and climb exceptionally well.  It can effortlessly climb tall trees up to 15 metres high, even while holding prey in its mouth that is larger and heavier than the leopard itself.  No other big cat can climb as high, which is why the leopard is safe from other predators up there.  It also spends a lot of time in trees, where it sleeps and keeps a lookout.

Fun fact:  The leopard is, as well as tigers and jaguars, one of the few big cats that like to swim.

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.

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