Artisans hand sew the animals "inside out", an old world tradition that results in the mininization of seams, and their bodies are carefully "sculpted" to create "musculature" and "features" like movement in a walking or sitting position that are unique to each creature. On average, there are 42 separate pieces required to make each animal, that must be combined by a team of truly creative artists to create the distinctly realistic features that characterize HANSA animals. (Some animals have as many as 240 different parts!) Each animal is individually hand sewn, to give it a unique "personality", there are more than 860 different fabrics and man-made furs from which the "coat" and "hides" are made, along with over 6000 sets of different eyes, whiskers, claws, noses, and related accessories allocated for creating these wonderful plush animals. Stuffing emphasizes careful attention to the placement of the highest quality man-made materials.
Family Sciuridae. Ranges throughout Europe and Northern Asia. Has reddish-brown fur, which turns darker brown in winter, grows to a length of 24 cm with a tail 20cm long. Food is mostly vegetable (nuts, seeds, and buds). Gives birth to1-3 young in a litter after a gestation period of up to about42 days. Lifespan: Up to 5 yrs but usually 2-3 years.