Help us protect the diversity of species. The world is in a state of radical change and the number of species … more
Help us protect the diversity of species. The world is in a state of radical change and the number of species facing extinction is climbing. With this in mind, we partnered with National Geographic and created a special collection of plush toy animals in support of preserving biodiversity. The collection includes a wide variety of animals that were photographed by Joel Sartore for the National Geographic Photo Ark species preservation project. Your purchase is supporting a good cause! Proceeds from the sale of any National Geographic product support scientists, explorers and researchers from the National Geographic Society all over the world. Kari hawksbill sea turtle has swum here from far away – hoping to find her new home with you. She's part of our new National Geographic series introducing you to endangered species. Hawksbill sea turtles live on the coast of Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, among other places. They are hunted frequently for their meat and eggs. The species is classified as "critically endangered", which means that they are very close to extinction – so international protection is important! Give Kari a new home – she'll thank you for it and quickly become a valued new member of the family. The lifelike turtle is 32 cm tall and is made of soft and cuddly printed fabric. She is both a playmate and a helpful object for learning about the animal.