Whales are some of the largest animals in the world, but we've shrunken them down to fit in this convenient and portable TOOB®! This set features 10 highly detailed whales including a blue whale, Bryde's whale, minke whale, right whale, bowhead whale, humpback whale, gray whale, beluga whale, pilot whale and sperm whale. History: Whales are descended from land-dwelling mammals that ventured into the sea around 50 million years ago. Whales can be divided into two categories: Mysticetes (baleen whales) that use sieve-like structures in their mouth called baleen to filter tiny organisms from the water for food, and Odontocetes (toothed whales) that hunt other animals to catch in their toothed jaws. Characteristics: The professionally hand painted figurines in this set are educational, scientifically accurate, and fun! Size: 1.5" long, 1.5" wide, and 13" tall, this TOOBÂ® is a little larger than the size of a standard American ruler.