Male Giraffe by Schleich


Male giraffe by Schleich.  Hand painted animal figurine by Scheich.

Model 14749.

5" x 1.7" x 6.7".

Giraffe bulls are the largest land animals, reaching heights of up to six metres.  Their necks can be two and a half metres long and they can weigh up to 250 kilograms.  Nevertheless - just like us human beings - they only have seven cervical vertebrae.  Giraffe bulls are so large, they can put their head through the window of the second floor of a building and say "hello".  Their tongue is up to 50 centimetres long, is desensitised to prickly leaves, and has an unusual colour: it is dark blue.  This colour helps protect it from sunburn when giraffes use it to wrap around and pluck leaves.  Even animals as large as giraffes need to sleep between meals.  When there is no threat of danger, they lie down for a nap, but in the wilderness they mainly sleep standing up.

Fun fact:  When two giraffe bulls fight, they beat their heads against the other one's neck.

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.