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FeaturesMarionette People Puppet - Ethnic boySize - 22 in. Item Weight - 0.4 lbs- SKU: SNTY439
Noah built a ship large enough to take his wife, three sons and daughters-in-law, and a pair of each of the earth's animals aboard.... His realistic hair and long beard are white. Our Noah puppet is wearing a purple robe and green shirt. The story of Noah is one of the most appealing to children of all ages. Bring it to life with this wonderfully detailed puppet! FeaturesInsert your hand into the slot in the puppet's back to operate the mouth. Included is one arm rod which can be clipped to either hand for movement. Bible Character - NoahSize - 28 in. Item Weight - 2 lbs- SKU: SNTY184 read more
Birthday: 2012 JulySpecial Features: Movable mouth and paws Dimensions 6" Long x 9" Tall x 6" Wide
Melissa Palace Pals Hand Puppets (Set of 4) - Prince, Princess, Knight, and Dragon: Four soft hand-puppets in a palace themeSized ...to fit adults and childrenSoft stuffed-plush heads encourage cuddlesWashable fabricGreat for motor skills, hand-eye coordination, communication skills, self-confidence and parent-child bonding read more
This large 16" animal hand puppet has four movable legs and fits glove like from underneath. Recommended for ages 3+ for ease of u...se. Tarantulas comprise a group of often hairy and very large arachnids of which approximately 900 species have been identified. Most species of tarantulas are not dangerous to humans, and some species have become popular in the exotic pet trade. Like all arthropods, the tarantula is an invertebrate that relies on an exoskeleton for muscular support. Tarantulas sizes range from as small as a fingernail to as large as a dinner plate when the legs are fully extended. read more
This 16" animal puppet has a movable mouth and a slot under the head for easy access. We recommend ages 3+ for ease of use. Angel ...fish are part of the cichlid family which is large and diverse. The species originate from the Amazon Basin, Orinoco Basin and various rivers in the Guiana Shield in tropical South America. The three species of angel fish are unusually shaped with round bodies and elongated triangular dorsal and anal fins. This body shape allows them to hide among roots and plants, often on a vertical surface. Naturally occurring angelfish are frequently striped longitudinally, with colouration that provides additional camouflage. Angelfish are ambush predators and prey on small fish and macroinvertebrates. They form monogamous pairs. Eggs are generally laid on a submerged log or a flattened leaf. As is the case for other cichlids, brood care is highly developed. read more
This 16" animal puppet has a movable mouth and a slot under the head for easy access. We recommend ages 3+ for ease of use. The bo...dy has an oval shape and is compressed laterally. The fish has a "surgeon's scalpel," an erected part of the spine located at the base of the tail. The intensity of its blue color shows off if the fish is healthy or not. They found in tropical waters from the Indian Ocean. The species inhabits shallow and clear coastal waters always associated with a reef. It prefers flat top reefs and areas along seaward slope. read more
This 16" animal puppet has a movable mouth and a slot under the head for easy access. We recommend ages 3+ for ease of use. Bone s...upporting illicium extends in front of upper lip. Length usually to about 20 cm, but occasionally larger in subtropical zones. Dorsal spines: 3; Dorsal soft rays: 11 or 12; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 7. Color variable, often light yellow, orange, green, gray or brown with black stripes or elongate blotches, sometimes solid black. Prominent lines radiate from eye. read more
This 16" animal puppet has a movable mouth and a slot under the head for easy access. We recommend ages 3+ for ease of use. The ha...nk fish lives in moderate temperatures and is an herbivore. They are generally two different shades of blue and extensive patterns of spots that they use for catalogue. read more
This 16" animal puppet has a movable mouth and a slot under the head for easy access. We recommend ages 3+ for ease of use. In the... wild, they all form symbiotic mutualisms with sea anemones. The sea anemone protects the clownfish from predators, as well as providing food through the scraps left from the anemone's meals and occasional dead anemone tentacles. In return, the clownfish defends the anemone from its predators, and parasites. Depending on species, Clownfish are overall yellow, orange, or a reddish or blackish color, and many show white bars or patches. The largest can reach a length of 7.1 inches, while the smallest barely can reach 3.9 inches. Clownfish are native to warmer waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans, including the Great Barrier Reef and the Red Sea. While most species have restricted distributions, others are distributed elsewhere. Clownfish live at the bottom of shallow seas in shallow reefs or lagoons. There are no clownfish in the Atlantic. read more
This 16" animal puppet has a movable mouth and a slot under the head for easy access. We recommend ages 3+ for ease of use. Coral ...reef fish are fish which live amongst or in close relation to coral reefs. Coral reefs form complex ecosystems with tremendous biodiversity. The loss and degradation of coral reef habitat, increasing pollution, and overfishing including the use of destructive fishing practices, are threatening the survival of the coral reefs and the associated reef fish. read more
This 16" animal puppet has a movable mouth and a slot under the head for easy access. We recommend ages 3+ for ease of use. Opahs ...are large, colorful, deep-bodied fishes comprising the small family Lampridae.One species is found in tropical to temperate waters of most oceans, while the other is limited to a circumglobal distribution in the Southern Ocean, with the 34 Degrees as its northern limit. Opah is becoming increasingly popular in seafood markets. read more
This 21" plush animal puppet has a movable mouth which is accessed from underneath the head. Recommend ages 3+ for ease of use. Th...is species is a Pacific salmon that is primarily red in hue during spawning. Sockeye salmon is the third most common Pacific salmon species, after pink and chum salmon. United States sockeye salmon populations are currently listed under the US Endangered Species Act by the National Marine Fisheries Service. read more
This 25" animal puppet has moveable wings that are accessed from underneath and moved with the thumb and pinky finger. The body is... a black "fur" and the wings are smooth. The bat is a nocturnal mammal whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. About 70% of bat species are insectivores. Most of the rest are fruit eaters. A few species, such as the fish-eating bat, feed from animals other than insects, with the vampire bats feeding on blood. read more
This 24" animal puppet has a movable mouth and a slot under the head for easy access. We recommend ages 3+ for ease of use. The le...opard shark is found along the Pacific coast of North America, from the U.S. state of Oregon to Mazatlan in Mexico. This slender-bodied shark is immediately identifiable by the striking pattern of black saddle-like markings and large spots over its back, from which it derives its common name. Large schools of leopard sharks are a common sight in bays and estuaries, swimming over sandy or muddy flats or rock-strewn areas near kelp beds and reefs. They are most common near the coast, in water less than 13 feet deep. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed this species as of Least Concern, while noting that local stocks may easily become overfished because of the shark's slow growth and limited migratory habits. read more
This 24" animal puppet has a movable mouth and a slot under the head for easy access. We recommend ages 3+ for ease of use. Mantas... are found in temperate, subtropical and tropical waters. They are filter feeders and eat large quantities of zooplankton, which they swallow with their open mouths as they swim. Gestation lasts over a year, producing live pups. Mantas may visit cleaning stations for the removal of parasites. Like whales, they breach, for unknown reasons. They are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Anthropogenic threats include pollution, entanglement in fishing nets, and direct harvesting for their gill rakers for use in Chinese medicine. read more
This 12" butterfly puppet changes from a caterpillar into a full grown butterfly. The caterpillar has a slot where two fingers can... fit into and manipulate the movement. Once turned into a butterfly the wings are moveable. This is a perfect teaching tool to explain the metamorphosis. read more
This 14" butterfly puppet has movable wings that are accessed from underneath like a glove. Recommended for ages 3+ for ease of us...e. The monarch butterfly is a milkweed butterfly. It may be the most familiar North American butterfly. Its wings feature an easily recognizable orange and black pattern. The eastern North American monarch population is notable for its annual southward late-summer/autumn migration from the United States and southern Canada to Mexico, covering thousands of miles, with a corresponding multi-generational return North. The upper side of the wings is tawny-orange, the veins and margins are black, and in the margins are two series of small white spots. The forewings also have a few orange spots near the tip. The underside is similar, but the tip of the forewing and hind wing are yellow-brown instead of tawny-orange and the white spots are larger. read more
This 34" animal puppet has a movable mouth that is accessed from underneath that head. Recommended for ages 3+ for ease of use. Th...e marine iguana is an iguana found only on the Galapagos Islands that has the ability, unique among modern lizards, to forage in the sea, making it a marine reptile. The iguana can dive over 30ft into the water. It has spread to all the islands in the archipelago, and is sometimes called the Galapagos marine iguana. It mainly lives on the rocky Galapagos shore to warm from the comparably cold water, but can also be spotted in marshes and mangrove beaches. The marine iguana forages exclusively on inter- and sub tidal algae. read more
This 18" animal puppet has a movable mouth with access from underneath the head. Recommend ages 3+ for ease of use. Although they ...superficially resemble true lobsters in terms of overall shape and having a hard carapace and exoskeleton, the two groups are not closely related. rock lobsters can be easily distinguished from true lobsters by their very long, thick, spiny antennae, by the lack of claws on the first four pairs of walking legs, although the females of most species have a small claw on the fifth pair. Spiny lobsters are found in almost all warm seas, including the Caribbean and the Mediterranean Sea, but are particularly common in Australasia, where they are referred to commonly as crayfish or sea crayfish and in South Africa. Rock lobsters tend to live in crevices of rocks and coral reefs, only occasionally venturing out at night to seek snails, clams, crabs, sea urchins or to eat. read more
This 38" animal puppet has a movable mouth that is easily accessed from underneath the head. Recommended ages 3+ for ease of use. ...Most geckos cannot blink, but they often lick their eyes to keep them clean and moist. They have a fixed lens within each iris that enlarges in darkness to let in more light. Geckos are unique among lizards in their vocalizations. They use chirping sounds in social interactions with other geckos. read more
This is a 24" plush Gorilla puppet where the mouth is hand manipulated with the arm going up the bottom portion of the puppet. The... "fur" is long and black. You may purchase the arm rods separately to manipulate the arms which are relatively long. We recommend ages 3+ for ease of use. Gorillas are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Africa. Gorillas' natural habitats cover tropical or subtropical forests in Africa. Although their range covers a small percentage of Africa, gorillas cover a wide range of elevations. Gorillas move around by knuckle-walking, although they sometimes walk bipedally for short distances while carrying food or in defensive situations. Gorillas live in groups called troops. Troops tend to be made of one adult male or silverback, multiple adult females and their offspring. The eastern gorilla is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List, with the mountain gorilla listed as Critically Endangered. The western gorilla and its subspecies are also listed as Critically Endangered. Threats to gorilla survival include habitat destruction and poaching for the bush meat trade. read more
FeaturesPuppet is ready to go to a school dance walk his daughter down the aisle or give a business presentationSize - 16 in.Pirat...e Puppet- SKU: SNTY012 read more
This 8" insect puppet is very sturdily made with four moveable front leg. The puppet has easy glove like access from underneath. R...ecommended for ages 3+ for ease of use. Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, and are known for their role in pollination and for producing honey and beeswax. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, and in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants. Bees are adapted for feeding on nectar and pollen, the former primarily as an energy source and the latter primarily for protein and other nutrients. Most pollen is used as food for larvae. read more
This 24" animal puppet has a movable mouth and a slot under the head for easy access. We recommend ages 3+ for ease of use. The hu...mpback whale is a species of baleen whale. Which means they have baleen plates for filtering food from water. An acrobatic animal known for breaching and slapping the water with its tail and pectorals, it is popular with whale watchers off the coasts of Australasia and the Americas. Males produce a complex song lasting 10 to 20 minutes, which they repeat for hours at a time. Humpbacks feed only in summer, in polar waters, and migrate to tropical or subtropical waters to breed and give birth in the winter. During the winter, humpbacks fast and live off their fat reserves. Their diet consists mostly of krill and small fish. Once hunted to the brink of extinction, its population fell by an estimated 90% before a moratorium was introduced in 1966. While stocks have since partially recovered, entanglement in fishing gear, collisions with ships, and noise pollution continue to impact the 80,000 humpbacks worldwide. read more
This 24" animal puppet has a movable mouth and a slot under the head for easy access. We recommend ages 3+ for ease of use. This p...uppet has a fun light blue tie dye pattern. 3The great white shark is mainly known for its sheer size and can live up to an estimated 70 years. The great white shark has no natural predators other than the orca. The great white shark is one of the primary predators of marine mammals. It is also known to prey upon a variety of other marine animals, including fish and seabirds. The IUCN list the great white shark as a vulnerable species. read more