Artisan 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.
Position: Standing, Life Size
Family Cervidae. Range through the Americas, Europe, Asia and North Africa. Range in size from the European elk or moose, which may reach a shoulder height of 2.35 m, and South American pudu, which can be as little as 25 cm high at the shoulder. Female gives birth once a year, usually to 1-2 fawns. Gestation period is from 160 days.
Designed for children 3 and up.