In the 1600’s, bowhead whales were hunted extensively for their blubber and oil. Their population numbers are believed to have dropped from 50,000 individuals to as low as 3,000 by the early 20th century. Although many conservation efforts have been put in place in order to protect the remaining amount of bowhead whales, they still have a long way to go. Their numbers are not currently believed to be declining, but many isolated populations are still classified as either critically endangered, endangered, or vulnerable.
Also known as the Greenland right whale, the Arctic whale, and the Russian whale, the bowhead whale is found only in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters. They are exceptionally large, and can grow to lengths of 60 feet and weigh nearly 100 long tons.
Scientific Name: Balaena mysticetus
Characteristics: Individually sculpted and hand painted by professionals, this model makes a wonderful gift for any nature lover. Although bowhead whales are primarily found in pods of a few individuals, this one is on its own and would love to come home with you!
Size and Color: Bowhead whales are predominantly dark gray or black, although they have white accents around their mouths and tails. Measuring 8.25 inches long and 2.75 inches wide, this model is a touch bigger than a 16 oz. water bottle resting on its side.
The Bowhead Whale is part of the Wild Safari® Sea Life collection.
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