A hand-crafted realistic plush stuffed animal from the Hansa Woodland Collection.
"Portraits in Nature"
Hansa's "Portraits in Nature" is a hand-crafted collection of realistic plush animals. Artists working in a socially and environmentally responsible studio create each Hansa animal from portraits of the creature in its natural habitat.
Hansa is respected the world over for its finely crafted collection of our planet's animal kingdom. Originally created for exclusive European collectors, significant research goes into reproducing every animal species. The "coat" of each character is meticulously cut by hand, never stamped out by a machine. Fabric for the spotted and striped animals is custom designed and exclusively manufactured in small quantities to Hansa's exacting specifications. Gentle paws, swishing tails and especially soulful eyes and faces are lovingly detailed to give each character the lifelike look that is unmistakably Hansa. The sheer reality of the collection has made Hansa Toys the preferred supplier to many zoos, wildlife parks, garden centers, Christmas displays, media events, photo-shoots, and exhibitions.
Hansa animals appeal to collectors and animal lovers of all ages. The life-sized pieces have exceptionally strong, yet lightweight, structural metal frames and can even be "riden" by children and adults (up to 150 lbs.). Each piece comes with a teaching tag describing, in detail, the animal's habitat, lifestyle, gestation period, care of young and eating habits.
Available in distinctive collections, these animals can be posed together to create magical attractions that bring out the wonder in all of us!