Stuffed toys

Despite the California condor not being as obviously cuddly as a teddy bear, there are stuffed toy condors. Here are 4 different versions.

The stuffed toys all perched on the same box to have their pictures taken.

The 1st carries a San Diego Zoo Wild Animal Park tag (and is made by Aurora World):

01 Stuffed toy - San Diego Zoo

The 2nd is identified as a Wild Republic toy (made by K & M International):

02a Stuffed toy - Wild Republic - 1

02b Stuffed toy - Wild Republic - 2

The packaging indicates this was produced in association with Audubon and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Squeezing the toy produces the “authentic” sound of a California condor. Here’s a portion of the packaging:

02c Stuffed toy - Wild Republic - label

The 3rd is labelled on its chest:

03a Stuffed toy - Grand Canyon - 1

A separate tag states that the maker is RGU Group. Here’s the whole bird:

03b Stuffed toy - Grand Canyon - 2

The 4th has a Grand Canyon Association tag (and is made by Merrymakers):

04a Stuffed toy - Grand Canyon Association - 1

It’s great to see a bird with a full crop. This bird also carries a wing tag:

04b Stuffed toy - Grand Canyon Association - 2

At 10 inches tall, this is the largest of the 4 stuffed toys.

As a bonus, here is a diminuitive (and unlabelled) Andean condor made of wool:

05 Stuffed toy - Andean

Stuffed toy California condors demonstrate the kind of affection that some people have for the great birds, affection that they also wish to instill in children.

For more along the lines of this post, see Games & toys.