This Elephant Puppet is a majestic pachyderm that incorporates the animator to lift and move the trunk when you slip your hand inside his head. Designed with realistic touches, an ultra-soft micro-fiber fabric, and a movable mouth. Elephants use their trunks for a variety of purposes, from hauling lumber to taking a bath; how much can you make him do? Movable mouth, pull rings to curl and uncurl the trunk. Measures 20? long x 27? wide x 12? high. (Folkmanis 2534)
Recommended for 3 years and up.
Made in China.
FACTS OF INTEREST: There are two species of elephant, the African and the Asian. The African elephant can be up to 11 feet tall and weigh 14,000 pounds. An elephant's trunk has 40,000 muscles! It serves as a nose, as a hose, as an arm, hand and fingers, and as a trumpet. Elephant cows and young live in large herds led by an older female. Males are solitary or part of small all-male groups. Elephants are seriously endangered due to destruction of their habitat. In Africa, many elephants are also killed illegally for their tusks.