Help us protect the diversity of species. The world is in a state of radical change and the number of species facing extinction is climbing. With this in mind, we partnered with National Geographic and created a special collection of plush toy animals in support of preserving biodiversity. The collection includes a wide variety of animals that were photographed by Joel Sartore for the National Geographic Photo Ark species preservation project. Your purchase is supporting a good cause! Proceeds from the sale of any National Geographic product support scientists, explorers and researchers from the National Geographic Society all over the world. A charming member of our National Geographic collection is Hedda hippo. Hedda's family comes from a part of Africa south of the Sahara. The hippo is made from grey-brown faux fur that's too soft to resist stroking. The supporting rods in her legs help her to keep a standing pose. The charming Hedda is on the list of threatened species and is ranked as "critically endangered". Her habitat is disappearing due to mining and timber harvest. In addition, wars, military operations and illegal hippo hunting are causing a decline in the population. Hedda is 43 cm in size. Detailed airbrush techniques in pink decorate the neck, eyes, mouth and inner ears. Her stubble, mouth lines and eyes are dark brown. Skin colours accent the nostrils, inner ears and inside of the mouth. Hedda's watchful, loving eyes will capture your child's heart. Nice and cuddly: For loving, playing, cuddling and telling stories.