Family Felidae. Found mainly in Africa but with small populations in Iran. Fastest of all land mammals, sprinting at up to 95km/h. The head and body, without the tail, are about 1.1 - 1.5 m long, Female"s pregnancy lasts 3 months. Gives birth to 2-4 cubs, w/c stay with her for bet. 13-20 months. It hunts by day, feeding mainly on antelopes. Lifespan: 12 yrs. in the wild Mating season: year round.
- Length: 50"
- Width: 16"
- Height: 40"
- Position: On ALL Fours
The Recommended age for Hansa animals is 3 and up to comply with ASTM93 safety standards.
This order takes a few extra days to prepare and will ship via freight and is very large. There is an Oversized shipping fee of $200.
Portraits in Nature is a hand-crafted collection of realistic plush animals. Artists working in a socially responsible and environmentally responsible studio create each Hansa animal from portraits of the creature in its natural habitat.
The Hansa Story
Artisan hand sew the animals "inside out", an old world tradition that results in the mininization of seams, and their bodies are carefully "sculpted" to create "musculature" and "features" like movement in a walking or sitting position that are unique to each creature. On average, there are 42 separate pieces required to make each animal, that must be combined by a team of truly creative artists to create the distinctly realistic features that characterize HANSA animals. (Some animals have as many as 240 different parts!) Each animal is individually hand sewn, to give it a unique "personality", there are more than 860 different fabrics and man-made furs from which the "coat" and "hides" are made, along with over 6000 sets of different eyes, whiskers, claws, noses, and related accessories allocated for creating these wonderful plush animals. Stuffing emphasizes careful attention to the placement of the highest quality man-made materials.