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Cösen polar fox

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Cösen polar fox
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    General Information

    In changing clothes. The arctic fox

    A literally white vest has the arctic fox. At least as far as the winter coat is concerned, because it is the only wild dog that changes the color of its fur according to the seasons. In summer, the head, back, tail and legs are not white, but braun, the flanks and belly are light beige hair - which gives the arctic fox a perfect camouflage in the tundra. The winter fur, however, is not only white, but above all warming: with it, the arctic fox can survive temperatures of -80°C. Although its fur was therefore sought after in the fur trade for a long time, populations are stable today and the arctic fox is not considered endangered. However, should global warming develop as some fear, it is likely to be one of the most endangered species.

    The Kösen Toy Manufacture.

    Genuine stuffed animals made in Bad Kösen are collector’s items, but what they are actually made for is life in a nursery. Up to 100 parts are necessary to make a Kösen animal with securely fastened safety eyes and stuffing of non-flammable silicone hollow fibre (in case of the teddy bears and the larger specimen, they also add some plastic granulate for anatomic accuracy). Unlike many other manufacturers, who mostly use materials made in Asia, they stick to plush that comes from weaving mills in Germany, Belgium and France. It has a firmer quality and can thus be sewn more tightly – ultimately the reason for the animals’ durability. Besides, this plush fabric is resistant to hair loss. The Kösen animals are among the finest you can find, not only in craft but also in design. For every model, thorough studies of anatomy and movement are conducted in the animals’ natural environment or at the zoo; blueprints and clay models follow. Thanks to the co-operation with the neighbouring Burg Giebichenstein, a well-known training centre for product design in Germany since the beginning of the 20th century, the Kösen stuffed animals have won several design prizes.

    Product Information

    Article Number 26129

      Woven plush, origin in Europe. Made in Germany.
      Height 21 cm, length 32 cm. Weight 140 g.
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