Life Cycle of a Green Sea Turtle
This life cycle replica from Safari Ltd is a great tool for close observation. Kids can touch, feel and observe the detailed characteristics of the various stages of life of the Green Sea Turtle.
Green sea turtle eggs are buried in clutches of 75-200. After two months, the hatchlings make a mad dash for water, where they’ll spend the rest of their lives. Green sea turtles don’t reach adulthood for 10 years or more, but they can live up to 100 years.
Scientific Name: Chelonia mydas
Characteristics: Green sea turtles get their name not from their shells, but from their subdermal body fat. Unlike many other turtles, they cannot retract into their shells.
Size and Colour: Although these figures are dark green, sea turtles can also be brown, grey, or olive. The adult figurine in this pack is roughly 9cm long, about the size of a drink coaster.
History: Before humans, before birds, even before dinosaurs, turtles walked the earth. Scientists aren’t sure exactly when they took to the sea, but it was certainly before dinosaurs breathed their last around 65 million years ago. They’ve adapted well to life in the water, with flippers instead of legs, as well as the ability to spend 45 minutes underwater without coming up for air. Green sea turtles are endangered, although efforts have been made to protect their nesting sites and avoid accidental entrapment in fishing nets.
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You are welcome to use this option if you would prefer to collect your order from our warehouse based in Ferndale, Johannesburg. You will receive an email as soon as your order is ready for collection. Collection times are between 09h00 and 16h00 Monday to Friday.
We offer free nationwide delivery on all orders over R750. For orders less than this amount, a nominal flat rate fee of R90 will be charged.
Delivery by courier will take 24 - 72 hours to reach you depending on the area that you live. A guideline as follows:
Johannesburg / Pretoria - next day delivery from dispatch
All other major cities - 2 - 3 days from dispatch
Outlying towns - 3 - 4 days from dispatch
Remote towns - 3 - 5 days from dispatch
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For customers that live in remote areas (farms etc) or do not have someone available to sign for a courier delivery, we can send your order to a Post Box via the South African Post Office. Please enter your P O Box number and correct postal code on the check-out page and we will send your parcel via economy post and email you a tracking number. Please note this is not a preferred option and your order will take longer to reach you. The recipient of the postal order will be responsible for collecting the order from their local Post Office.
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If you need something in a hurry, please contact us to arrange a quote for priority courier service, although this will cost extra.
Gift Wrap Service
We offer a free gift wrap service so the beautiful products you have purchased will arrive at your chosen destination looking gorgeous! Please select the gift-wrap option on check-out and feel free to leave a short message to the recipient that will be hand-written on a card. When you ship to a different address you can rest assured no invoice or pricing information will be included in the parcel.
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