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Duck- billed Platypus Plush Toy

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Duck- billed Platypus 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.

The platypus is well-known as one of Nature's oddest creations. This plush version is average size for a female platypus at 16 inches long. The males are generally a bit larger and have a venomous spur on their back legs. (Sorry, no venomous spur option available on the plush platypus.)

The platypus and the echidna are the only surviving monotremes. These egg-laying mammals are not primitive or "living fossils", as thoroughly covered by Stephen J. Gould in "To Be a Platypus", collected in Bully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History. They are highly evolved animals whose ancestry happens to have split from the rest of mammalian evolution a very long time ago.

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.