COOL BLUE FEET – It’s no mystery as to how the blue–footed booby got its name! Male blue–footed boobies use their uniquely–colored feet to attract a mate, and will dance and strut in front of females in order to show them off. The brighter the shade of blue, the better!
LOSS OF SARDINES – Although blue–footed boobies are currently classified as “least concern” on the conservation status spectrum, a recent study suggested that their numbers in the Galapagos Islands are declining due to breeding troubles. Researchers believe that the booby’s breeding success is being affected by a decline in the sardine population, which is of one of their main food sources.
MADE WITH INDUSTRY–LEADING STANDARDS – Like all Safari Ltd products, this figurine has been individually hand painted, features quality construction from phthalate and lead–free materials, and includes an educational hangtag in 5 languages.
REALISTIC APPEARANCE FOR MULTIPLE USES – Realistic, educational, and fun, this figurine is suitable for a range of interests, including collectors, enthusiasts, teachers, and kids. Admire it on a shelf, use it in the classroom, or simply enjoy playing with it.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS – 3 inches long and 2 inches tall, our blue–footed booby figurine is almost exactly the size of a credit card stood upright. One of the more vibrantly–colored species of bird, blue–footed boobies not only have their obviously blue feet, but a slightly darker blue face along with white body plumage, brown wings, and a speckled gray neck.