Octopus by Schleich

£7.00

Brand Schleich

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

Model 14768.

3.5" x 3.5" x 1.8".

Octopuses are very curious, intelligent, and playful sea dwellers.  They can open screw caps, play with toys in the current, and always find the exit from labyrinths.  Octopus can be easily distinguished from other squids because they have eight tentacles.  This is why they are called octopus, because the Greek word "okto" means eight and "puos" means foot.  If they feel threatened, they release an ink-like liquid, which spreads in the water like a huge, dark cloud.  The octopus can thus disguise the direction of its escape.  Moreover, the animals are masters of camouflage because they can instantly change their body colour from grey-brown to blue-green, red or pink.

Fun fact:  Octopuses have three hearts.  One is for the body and the other two pump blood through the gills.

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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