The beak of a toucan grows to a length of up to 20 cm and is four times larger than its head. Although it looks very heavy, it is actually very light since it is hollow inside. When it is very hot, the bird sends blood into the fine veins in the beak where it cools down before flowing back into the body. Schleich manufacture amazingly wonderful accurate models of all sorts of animals, including this Toucan model. This Schleich Toucan model has been beautifully hand painted to give wonderful role play to children and also makes a great collectors item for the nature enthusiast.