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Giant Stuffed Pandas

January 21, 2011 by admin  
Filed under Antique Dolls & Bears

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by massdistraction

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). 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.

Angeline Hope is a collector of giant stuffed pandas. You can view a huge selection of giant stuffed pandas at
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