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Giant stuffed Animals December 8, 2009

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When big just isn’t big enough, look no further than the giant stuffed animal! Stuffed animals have been a staple of children’s bedrooms and toy boxes for years, and now you are no longer limited to purchasing the small versions of these cute and lovable plush toys – giant stuffed animals are bigger than big!

Just imagine the pleasure a child will get when they wrap their arms around a giant stuffed animal. Sure, they’re a little pricier than their smaller brothers and sisters, but you get a whole lot of snuggle for the money. Take for example, the plush toys that can be found on the website mybigplush.com. They offer giant stuffed animals that range in size from three and a half to seven and a half feet. Not only are they extra soft, but some are also poseable, which only adds to their realism. Any child that is feeling sad and blue will perk up considerably after taking one look at these delightful gentle giants.

For the discerning adult collector, giant stuffed animals are a great addition to any plush and/or toy collection. These cuddly creatures aren’t just for kids! But buyer beware – these charming and loveable plush toys may not stay in your collection for long. Like the children, you may find yourself wanting to snuggle up to these giant pillow-like animals. Why should adults have to leave their childhood behind?

One can only wonder what fascinating tales these giant stuffed animals might tell if they could talk. Here, at last, is a chance to ‘eavesdrop’ on some of these wondrous stories while embracing these giant companions. A child’s mind knows no bounds when it comes to using imagination to bring these enchanting plush toys to life.

Giant stuffed animals are a fantastic life-like version of the animal they are meant to represent. Unlike a real bear, you can be certain your child will be wrapped in warmth when they cozy up to the next best thing. Giant stuffed animals replicate animals found in the wild in unsullied moments of perfection.

Whether you’ve had the privilege of seeing some of the world’s most majestic animals up close or simply appreciate them through books, movies or on television, giant stuffed animals can give you a warm and fuzzy feeling inside and a new appreciation for the creatures they represent.

 

Stuffed Tiger Toys December 2, 2009

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On the other side of the world, there is a place North Americans are unfamiliar with: it’s called Tiger Island. Tiger Island is home to six Bengal and eight Sumatran tigers. The tigers that live there are not confined to cages (though they are not tame); they are hand raised and enjoy playing, swimming, and wrestling with their handlers everyday. This incredible place, located between The Gold Coast and Brisbane in Australia, offers visitors a one-of a kind and unique tiger experience. If you’re ever lucky enough to go down under to visit Tiger Island, you will be able to see tiger presentations (where you will learn all about these amazing animals), have a photo taken with a real tiger, and watch tigers walk through the park with their handlers (where you can both talk to the handlers and pet the tigers). And, as a final souvenir, you can shop in the Bengal Bazaar on Tiger Island, where you can choose multiple stuffed tiger toys to take home.

While most of us will never have the opportunity to visit Tiger Island, we can get the next best thing right here at home: stuffed tiger toys. Stuffed tiger toys come in all sizes and are ideal plush toys to cuddle and hug.

Stuffed tiger toys also offer parents a rare opportunity to teach their children about these beautiful wild cats. With these plush toys, children can learn that tigers live primarily in parts of Asia (China, India, Indonesia, Nepal) and Far East Russia. They are the largest cat in the world weighing up to 700 pounds. Their patterns of red-orange and black stripes are unique to each cat – no two patterns are ever the same. While we know that cats are not fond of water, tigers love it – in order to keep themselves cool they will often take baths during the hottest parts of the day. In addition, they have webbed feet which makes them powerful swimmers.

While they once roamed freely in great numbers, three of the nine tiger sub-species has become extinct in the last century and experts believe there are as few as 3200 left in the wild. The World Wild Life Fund gives the opportunity to ‘adopt’ a tiger so that the money donated can go towards education and help to save the species. When an adoption is made, you will receive a package of various tiger goodies including stuffed tiger toys.

Sadly, seeing a tiger in a zoo or wildlife park (or in the wild on television) may eventually become a thing of the past due to their dwindling numbers. Stuffed tiger toys may be the only way we have to remember these majestic cats. Teaching both children and adults about animal conservation and the dangers tigers face in the wild from the human population, is an important part of trying to save them. Whether stuffed tiger toys are part of a plush collection or simply represent an animal you love, they are a fitting tribute to these impressive wild cats.

 

A Giant Stuffed Panda Makes The Perfect Teddy Bear December 1, 2009

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Whether or not you are an animal lover, you can’t help but be completely enchanted by the giant panda bear. Native to Southwestern China, there are fewer than 2500 left in the wild. They are a rare member of the bear family, but don’t look much like the bears we commonly see. They are of course, distinctly white with with black eye-patches (like a racoon), black ears, arms, legs and feet. Outside of seeing giant pandas on television, catching a glimpse of one is no easy task – they can’t be found in very many zoos in North America. The next best thing, however, is a giant stuffed panda. These are abundantly available in both local and online shops.

The next time you are in the market to purchase a plush toy, why not choose a giant stuffed panda instead of a standard teddy bear? By doing so, you will not only make a child very happy, but you will also help bring continued attention to the giant pandas struggle for survival. These gentle creatures only live high in the hills of China and depend on the bamboo that grows there for food. With China’s ever-growing economy and population, the giant pandas home has become overrun with roads and railroads giving them fewer places to live and limiting their food supply.

The World Wildlife Fund has been using the giant panda as their company logo since 1961. When the organization was forming, the founders needed a symbol to represent the plight of endangered animals. At the time, the only giant panda in the Western world was located at the London Zoo. Chi Chi was as rare as her cousins back in China and due in part to her popularity with visitors to the zoo, the WWF decided the way she looked was a perfect symbol for them. Not surprisingly, giant stuffed panda bears are available through the WWF.

While giant stuffed pandas come in all sizes, nothing is better than one that is life size. Real giant pandas are anywhere from five and half to six feet long and weigh between 200 and 330 pounds (depending if they are male or female). Mybigplush.com offers giant stuffed pandas that are one and half to three and half feet high. How would you like to snuggle up with one of these?! Even adults will not be able to resist these beautiful plush bears. The giant stuffed panda is made with a thick furry coat much like the real thing. There is just enough plush to really cozy up to. While it is uncertain the lifespan of giant pandas, China has reported that zoo pandas can live up to 35 years of age. With a giant stuffed panda, age isn’t a factor – you and your child can have it for as you long as you live.