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. Sheila baby seal is a charming member of our National Geographic collection. She has big wide eyes that let her look out into the world with curiosity. The underbelly, face and inside tail fin are made of soft and cuddly plush fabric in grey/beige. An elegant airbrush design in grey adds a nice touch to the streamlined body. Special colour details were used for Sheila: Pink around the mouth, spots on her back and a pretty dark brown around her eyes. Her nose is black and her cute whiskers are white. At 23 cm long, Sheila belongs to the largha seal species. It lives in the Sea of Japan, Bering sea, Yellow Sea and in the Arctic Ocean. Soft Sheila can be found on the list of endangered species. This is because her habitat is threatened due to overfishing as well as industrial and military pollution. Other factors threatening this species of seal include the expansion of trade and industrial areas as well as global warming.