Zoelle Grant’s zebra belongs to a special toy plush collection created by Steiff in collaboration with National Geographic. The collection is … more
Zoelle Grant’s zebra belongs to a special toy plush collection created by Steiff in collaboration with National Geographic. The collection is comprised of animals photographed by Joel Sartore as part of the National Geographic Photo Ark initiative, a multi-year effort that uses the power of photography to inspire people to help protect species before it's too late. Joel's photos highlight at risk animal species throughout the world. When you shop with us, you help further the work of our scientists, explorers, and educators around the world. To learn more, visit natgeo.com/info. Join the Steiff team as we help raise awareness for these at risk species from all around the world! Zoelle Grant’s zebra from Steiff’s National Geographic series represents the wonderful Grant’s zebras which live in small herds in the grasslands and woodlands of the African Savannah. Their stripes protect them in the intense heat from predators such as lions and hyenas. However, their beautiful coats also attract poachers and their habitat is plagued by unrest and drought. Due to these factors and without our help, zebras could begin to go extinct! Measuring 18 cm tall, our black & white, cuddly soft Zoelle Grant’s zebra is an expressive character. He is the first Steiff plush animal to be made using sublimation printing, which is what brings out the colours so beautifully. The motif on transfer paper is “steamed” onto a synthetic substrate using a special dye. The stripes continue onto the mane and create a fascinating and realistic look. They also automatically provide the direction for stroking. Zoelle Grant’s zebra is an impressive, beautifully designed animal from the Steiff workshop and aims to inspire children to care about these animals and let their imagination run wild.