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Kosen Plush European Bison Stuffed Animal

Stuffed Plush
European Bison

Traditional craftsmanship, and attention to detail.  Handmade in Germany by Kosen using the finest materials.

14 Inches Long
9½ Tall

Kosen European Bison
KS5480

$135.95

 
 

The European bison, also known as wisent or the European wood bison, is a Eurasian species of bison. It is the heaviest surviving wild land animal in Europe; a typical European bison is about 7 to 10 ft long, not counting a tail of 12 to 24 in long, and 5 to 7 ft tall. Weight typically can range from 660 to 2,000 lb, with an occasional big bull to 2,200 lb or more. It averages slightly lighter in weight than the American Bison, and has shorter hair on the neck, head and forequarters, but longer tail and horns.

European bison were hunted almost to extinction in the wild, but they survived in Białowieża Forest, straddling the border between Belarus and Poland, until the 1920s and have since been reintroduced from captivity into several countries in Europe, all descendants of the Białowieża or lowland European bison. They are now forest-dwelling. They have few predators (besides humans), with only scattered reports from the 19th century of wolf and bear predation.

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For 100 years toys have been produced in Bad Kösen, a small resort town on the Saale River in Germany. Käthe Kruse founded the company in 1911/12 as a doll making workshop. The first plush animals were presented at the Leipzig Trade Fair in 1958.

Kösen plush animals are distinguished by highly naturalistic and expressive design, by their immediate appeal as toys and by their quality of material and craftsmanship. Each design is based in intensive studies of the anatomy and movement of the animal depicted. Kösen designers draw the animals in their natural habitats or in zoos and create them as three dimensional models from clay. The toy animals are always presented in the typical and natural position.

Important details are lovingly executed, and especially the faces receive a very lifelike expression. In order to achieve this, Kösen uses varied materials including only the best quality plush fur. The animals are assembled from up to seventy individual elements, sewn together, turned inside out, filled with high quality fibres, stitched closed, combed and brushed, embroidered and painted - all by hand and exclusively at Bad Kösen.

Kösen plush animals are made in Germany with materials from Europe. All meet European safety norms and carry the CE mark. All animals can be surface washed at 30°C. A cuddly toy animal from Kösen is a valuable present for children and for adults who love nature and wildlife.

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