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Elephant Shrew or "Sengi" Plush Toy

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Elephant Shrew or "Sengi" Plush Toy

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See all of our Hansa Stuffed Animals at the index page.

 
Stuffe & Nonsense are no longer operating and cannot accept orders. Pages for the plush figures we made are still online for reference. If you bought from us in the past, Thank You! We hope you have enjoyed the soft sculpture art.

Elephant shrews, or "sengi", are tiny insectivores with long, agile noses that help them sniff out their prey. This 3 inch tall plush one seems to be a short-nosed elephant shrew. There are over a dozen species of elephant shrews in Africa, most of which have even longer noses.

Elephant shrews are obviously not elephants, nor are they really shrews. Taxonomists continue to debate just how they relate to other mammals, but whatever they are they're very cute.

The drop tags on Hansa plush toys have natural history notes that are usually nicely informative. In this case something seems to have shifted in translation through the German company, Asian production, and English-language tag source, as the sengi is labelled as an Elephant "Mouse", which is not correct.

Hansa produce an assortment of quality plush animal figures designed to capture each animal's beauty and character. Hansa use high-quality synthetic plush, often custom produced for their specific requirements of color, pattern and texture. The Hansa designers use complex cutting patterns with as many different plush variations as needed to get the right appearance for their animals. The fabrics are hand-cut to match each animal's design. Eyes, noses and paws are individually sewn to give each animal its realistic and individual appearance. Many of the animals get air-brushed accents to highlight body or facial details. Then the animals are hand-stuffed creating the unique poses and looks that are distinctively Hansa.

Hansa also make a series of life-size large animal plush which include a structural metal frame that is light-weight but capable of being "ridden" by children and even adults up to 250 pounds in weight. Stuffe & Nonsense cannot stock the large animals, but you can check their full collection at the Hansa Toys USA web site. If you see something interesting there, contact us and we can get it for you.