This adorable Living Nature pine marten would love to come home with you. This lovely soft toy is true to form and features a chestnut brown coat with a white throat and chest patch, a heart shaped face with prominent rounded ears, and a long tail. A small information tag provides a fascinating insight into the lives of these native arboreal mammals, with information on habitat, diet and behavioural traits of pine martens.
Pine martens (Martes martes) are one of our rarest British mammals and have been subjected to persecution in the past. In 1995, the population size was estimated to be only 3650, of which 3500 occurred in Scotland. Pine martens currently receive full legal protection from Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats.
Fortunately, these delightful and charismatic mammals are now thriving in wooded areas in the West Highlands, with breeding populations found in and around Moidart and the Ardnamurchan. Seeing pine martens in the wild is a truly unforgettable wildlife experience. Why not share the magic of this encounter by taking home a lovely realistically crafted (and extremely cute) soft toy pine marten?
Please note that the size listed is approximate and will vary between soft toys. The length includes the tail (40cm); body length = 25cm