Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Life-sized Stuffed Toy Dog - Doberman Pinscher or Rottweiler - FOR REFERENCE ONLY - THIS DOG IS GONE!
This dog is priced to sell at $50.00, or make us an offer . . . we need the floor space! Give us a call toll free at (888) 325-3179 or (503) 338-8646. This could be fun!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
This stuffed animal has all the quality and individuality you expect with one of Hansa's creations. Hansa is known for its "close to nature" replicas of the world's favorite animals. You can buy this cute and snuggly stuffed baby toy leopard from our online store: Tapir and Friends. As of today, we have only two left in stock!
Our stuffed aardvark by Hansa is really something special. Our wonderfully realistic-looking stuffed aardvark by Hansa is a toy that looks amazingly like a real animal. The plush aardvark is 12 1/2 inches from nose to rump. Its tail adds another 10 inches to its length, and the pink fabric-covered tongue is posable and holds its position when you move it. The tongue is about 1 1/2 inches long. It is sewn with soft plush fabric with extra-soft white tufts around the eyes, ears, and chin. There are four toes on each front foot and five toes on each back foot. This is a good thing, because aardvarks are known for digging! It has gentle hard plastic eyes (black pupils with a ring of gold for the iris) pinkish brown inside the ears. Our stuffed aardvark replica has a kindly expression and promises to snuggle next to you. This aardvark makes a wonderful gift for stuffed animal lovers and complements nicely any stuffed animal collection. The fabric is produced in small batches and is chosen especially for this animal. Each piece is hand-stictched in the Philippines by crafters willing to produce a unique item each and every time. Check out our other aardvark toys and gifts.
Read more about Hansa stuffed animals and see our selection.
Aardvarks (Orycteropus afer) are African mammals of a medium size that are most active at night and are good at burrowing into the earth. Their name, "aardvark," comes from the Afrikaans/Dutch language and means "earth pig." This unusual-looking animal has many names locally, including "antbear" or "anteater," although it is not a close relative of the anteaters of South America. Neither is it closely related to a pig, but is somewhat isolated taxonomically and is the only member of the order Tubulidentata. It is not a true edetate, although we've listed it with our edentates on the web site so that people could find it. As odd as it sounds, the aardvark is most closely related to elephant shrews, hyraxes, tenrecs and elephants. If we had put the aardvark in our elephant category, would you have found it? It's a strange thought!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Below is our plastic grizzly bear. It's also a nice companion, decoration, or gift for the holidays!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Above you can see a selection of our wonderful painted parrot pins! This striking parrot jewelry is hand-cast in pewter in the USA and hand-painted in the US as well. It's finished with a durable laquer, making it look and feel like china rather than like metal, but it has the durable quality of metal. If you don't see the color combination you want on our web site, call us toll free at (888) 325-3179 and we'll tell you what's in stock on the day you order. As they are hand made, there is infinite variety!
Tapir and Friends Wild Animal World web site
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
The "golden retrievers" come in red and gold. We have one of each in stock at this moment, and one (we're not sure which yet) may be spoken for. As I type this, I'm in the process of scanning more of our beautiful hand-painted pins that are in stock but not yet online. We'll keep you posted! If you are looking for a unique gift that will be treasured for a long time to come, check out the pins in our web album and on our web site. If you don't see the one you want, call us to see if we have it in stock: (888) 325-3179.