Baby elephants are still quite clumsy after their birth and must first learn how to handle their trunks. They are still not able to feed themselves with it, so suckle from their mothers for the first year. In the process they gain a good Kilo in weight each day. It is very important that they grow big quickly, because a Lion or Crocodile can hardly cause any harm to healthy, adult animals. If a predator does come dangerously close, the adults form a circle around the young. They are well protected in the middle.
Baby giraffes are reared together with other young animals in a kind of kindergarten. A female giraffe from the herd acts as the "nursery school teacher" and looks after the calves while the other mothers search for food. If predators approach, she immediately raises the alarm. Then the female Giraffes stand protectively in front of their babies and kick at the attackers. At around four months, they start to pluck and eat the small leaves from trees, but they still suckle from their mothers until they are ninth months.
Cheetahs are excellent hunters. First of all they approach their Prey very carefully until they are within a few meters, then when the time is right, they run at lightning speed. If the fleeing Prey suddenly changes direction, the Cheetah can simply turn its body mid-leap. Its flexible spine makes this possible. However, if they have no success after a few hundred meters, they have to give up. The high speed is so energy-sapping, they can only keep it up for a short distance.
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 20" long, is desensitized to prickly leaves, and has an unusual color: it`s dark blue. This color 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.
Carefully painted to capture details of a real Andalusian
Her elegant stride is a trademark of the Andalusian
Gather your other horse friends for a friendly dressage compeition!
A beautiful decoration for any horse-themed party!
High quality plastic is durable and great for many uses
Baby cheetahs are very helpless and only open their eyes after two weeks. When their mother is out hunting, they are completely defenseless against hungry Lions and hyenas. The best possible camouflage is the only chance they have. A long, silver mane helps them here. It stands up like a Mohican hairstyle and looks like long blades of grass from afar. Baby cheetahs learn to hunt for themselves when they are around six months old. After one or two years, they`re out of the woods and can fend for themselves.
After the Compsognathus and the Velociraptor, the Dilophosaurus was one of the fastest prehistoric saurians. Despite its six meter-long body, it weighed only 500 KG and had long, powerful hind legs, with which it could easily reach speeds of up to 38 km/H. It had two striking bone crests on its skull, which also LED to it being called the "double crested lizard". they were indeed big and long, but too thin to defend itself with. Scientists believe that they were used to impress rivals.
The Dimetrodon was an excellent Hunter with extremely sharp teeth.
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Figurine approx. 2.6"L x 5.7"W x 3.5"H
Schleich figurines encourage children to play and learn at the same time! The Knabstrupper appearance is striking as it usually has Leopard spots, whereby experts differentiate between five different color variants.
Cows show affection by licking each others' heads, shoulders and backs. If they are separated from their friends, they often get stressed and sad. It's not difficult for cows to tell each other apart: they have unique voices and scents. In addition, the animals can identify up to 100 faces from their herd and are highly intelligent. Not only can they solve puzzles, but they actually really enjoy them. If they work out how to open a gate with a button, they jump up and down and frolic around.