Safari Ltd., makers of those plastic dinosaurs and animals found in natural history museum gift shops and kids' rooms, is releasing a coelacanth figurine next year. Of course, the coelacanth is a darling of cryptozoologists. The fish was thought to have been extinct for 65 million years until one was found alive in 1938. Safari Ltd.'s coelacanth model is 5.75 inches long and 3 inches high. I wish it was life size and suitable for wall mounting! Loren Coleman has the details at Cryptomundo. "Wild Safari Coelecanth"
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