National Geographic Hippo Plush from Steiff

National Geographic Hippo Plush from Steiff

National Geographic Hippo Plush from Steiff



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This exotic hippo plush is handmade by artisans from the renowned German plush manufacturer Steiff. Steiff and National Geographic have partnered to create a collection of realistic plush animals that reflect the beauty and fragility of our natural world. Each critter is selected to reinforce the need to preserve the planet by calling for immediate protection of endangered species. Become a protector of this 17-inch lifelike standing hippo with soft brown body and pink accents on his ears, tongue, and nose. With an adorable expression, this Steiff hippo delivers a compelling message about the diverse wonders of the environment. Produced from the finest materials, this heirloom-quality plush makes the perfect gift for kids, adults, and collectors alike.

About the Hippo
Hippopotamuses love water and can spend up to 16 hours a day submerged in rivers and lakes to keep cool from the hot African sun. Hippos are agile swimmers and can hold their breath underwater for up to five minutes. When the sun sets, hippos travel across land to graze on their vegetarian diet. Hippos numbers have been on the decline which has limited their natural habitat to the eastern central and southern sub-Saharan Africa due to hunting and loss of habitat.

About Steiff
Founded in 1880 by the seamstress Margarete Steiff, Steiff has been making plush toys and collectibles for over 135 years. Starting with the first teddy bear in 1902, Steiff has set the standard in quality. Steiff animals are made from mohair, alpaca, cashmere, 100 percent cotton velvet, 100 percent wool felt, and valuable woven plush -- a material usually reserved for the high fashion industry. Steiff products are often considered family heirlooms and are passed from generation to generation.