Beluga whales live in the arctic and change colors as they grow. Newborns are pale gray, babies are dark blue and brown, and three year olds have turned pale gray again. By the time they’re six years old, though, the Beluga whale has become pure white, which it remains for the rest of its life. This Beluga Whale is part of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Collection, which was designed with marine biologists to make highly accurate, scaled, and detailed educational toys of those who dwell under the sea. Made with Safari Ltd's industry-leading standards, it has been individually hand painted, features solid construction from quality, safe, phthalate and lead-free materials, and includes an educational hangtag in 5 languages. Suitable for collectors, enthusiasts, teachers, and kids, you can admire it on a shelf, use it in the classroom, or simply enjoy playing with it. Measures 10.6”L x 3.8”W x 0.5”H for a 1:20 scale. Ages 3 and up.