It's a piggy bank, it's an animal sculpture, it's... both! This realistic Indian Star tortoise coin bank saves spare change while adding life to any room.
This realistic tortoise coin bank is modeled after the Indian Star Tortoise, an IUCN Red List-rated “vulnerable” reptile native to dry forested regions of India and Sri Lanka. The contrasting star-shaped pattern of the tortoise's shell made it popular in the pet trade but as it's currently endangered, this very accurate piggy bank is a preferred substitute.
The bank features a slot on the underside into which coins of all sizes can be inserted for safekeeping. There is no plug or outlet hole, however – the bank must be split to withdraw the coins when full. Of course, you can always buy a second bank!
The Indian Star tortoise coin bank is one of a seven-creature series that includes a rabbit, a hedgehog, an owl, a box tortoise, a squirrel, and an iguana. The Indian Star tortoise coin bank weighs 360 grams (about 12.7 ounces) and measures 7.6cm long by 12.5cm tall by 9.5cm wide, or 3” by 4.9” by 3.75”. It's priced at 1,640 yen ($14.60) and can be purchased online direct from Hamee in Japan.