Safari Ltd. is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributer of authentic replica collectibles (toy animals and figures) based in Florida. Great stuff...you can go to their website and check out their safety, environment and charitable statements.
Our kids have LOVED and learned a ton (the figurines have been researched really well in order to create a replica that is as close to detail as possible to real animals) from these little figurines. My daughter repeatedly heads to our baskets and little tubes of animals to re-enact something we've read in an animal story or something she's seen on a movie or show.
The Toobs are a best-selling line from Safari and are great for educators, school projects, and especially to play with and collect! These are an excellent "carry-along" for any excursion since the figures are neatly packed in a reusable acetate tube. Each Toob® includes a fun educational fact on the label.
All the figures are hand-painted, phthalate-free and thoroughly safety tested.