My sister had a wide range of wild animals from the Schleich range when she was little and as they are such fantastic quality these were put away and have now been passed down for my own daughters to play with.
The Sea Lion is one of the creatures that we have in the collection, you can buy anything from farm animals to sea life along with jungleand other wild animals so you can build up a great range with these.
The toy was originally bought from Mothercare a fair few years ago now although I have found that you can buy these animals on Amazon and this one at the moment costs £4.99 but that includes the delivery of the items so I think it is a better price than some of the animals available.
The Sea Lion is about 8-9cms in length and in height as it sits up on its belly, it is dark grey in colour although does have some shaded detailing to it and it has a smooth coat rather than having markings for the fur like some of the animals in the collection do. The Sea Lion is really detailed and it'd face looks really cute and the flippers and tail have plenty of detail on them, you can tell great care is taken over the making of everyone of these animals.
When my daughters first started playing with these my eldest obviously didn't know what a Sea Lion was as she insisted that it shouldn't join them in the bath like the Killer Whale and the Dolphins do, we looked up Sea Lions on the internet so she could sea them and watched video of them performing which she thought was fantastic. Sophie was really chuffed with herself when she went into school and told her teacher about Sea Lions.
Both the girls love to play with all the animals, most of the ones we have are in families however this one doesn't have any family that we own, the girls enjoy putting the animals into their family groups and do so with ease. Sophie who is the eldest can also now group the animals into big cats and water creatures which I think is great and shows these animals are not just toys but are educational too.
These animlals are really well made, they are really detailed and I think this is good value for money, when my daughters finish playing with these I am sure they will be put away again for the next children to come along.
The beautiful figures from Schleich are developed with the assistance of parents, teachers and children and are therefore especially designed for childrens hands. Schleich figures are wonderfully realistic and naturalistic, with intricate design and impressive crafsmanship. This enables children to experience the large variety of nature - from domestic animals on a farm to wild animals in the jungle.