Stuffe & Nonsense Hand-made Stuffed Animals Dolls and Anthropomorphic Figures

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Hippopotamus [Discontinued]

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Hippopotamus [Discontinued]

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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.

Handsome plush hippo is 8 inches tall and 16 inches long. That's something like 1/8 the length of an adult hippopotamus, with which you would probably not want to share space. The Hansa hippo has a jolly, friendly expression and can be safely housed almost anywhere. Cute hippopotamus representations have a long history, from ancient Egyptian decorated hippos right on through Disney's Fantasia.

Hippopotamuses, or hippopotami or just "hippos" are one of the icons of Africa. But they are terribly dangerous animals, so they are always removed from settled areas and now there are few left outside parks and zoos. In scenes of ancient Egyptian mythology, the god Seth could be shown as a hippopotamus, representing forces of chaos and destruction.

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.