How did Christopher Columbus mistake a manatee for a mermaid? As you examine CollectA’s lifelike Manatee, you probably won’t spot a resemblance to a mythical fish-tailed woman. But you may be captivated by this unusual creature’s placid expression. Manatees live in slow-moving water, feeding on small fish and underwater plants. Like all aquatic mammals, they have to surface in order to breathe. The Manatee figure is detailed and realistic, a perfect addition to your child’s collection. The 5.9”L x 3”H Manatee is one of the beautifully sculpted figures in CollectA’s Sea Life Collection. Create a natural world in miniature with high quality toy animal replicas from CollectA. CollectA is known as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of the finest scaled replica collections. When they play with these replicas, children learn more about the animals and their environment, while having fun at the same time. Role play encourages the development of your child’s imagination and creativity. All CollectA models are crafted to the highest standards and made with high quality, safe, phthalate-free, lead-free materials.