Green Sea Turtle (Honu)
This adorable stuffed Honu is ready to come live with you!
The 14" Green Sea Turtle stuffed animal is $15.95.
The 17" Green Sea Turtle stuffed animal is $22.95
Did you now...The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, or Honu, is a remarkable creature. The gentle reptiles are known for their ability to gracefully glide through the ocean with their paddle-like flippers and are often spotted feasting on algae close to shore while occasionally bobbing their heads up for air. They were listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act in 1978. To this day, although their population has begun to climb again, they are still listed as endangered species. Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, considered Aumakua (ancestral deities) to some Hawaiian families, reach lengths of around three to four feet and typically weigh between 200 to 500 pounds. A healthy Honu can live between 60 and 80 years.
While they are still a legally protected species, Honu face serious environmental threats like abandoned fishing lines and nets, boat propellers, disease and the destruction of their nesting habitats.
If you’re lucky enough to spot one, remember to respectfully admire these gorgeous creatures from a considerable distance whether you’re on land or in the sea.