Whether you are a child or an adult, you likely have seen either the film or stage version of Disney’s The Lion King. It’s the story of a lion in the Pride Lands of Africa, who rules over all the other animals as King. At the beginning of the story, all the animals gather at Pride Rock where King Mufasa’s new cub Simba is presented for all to see. Mufasa teaches important lessons to his son [Simba] including “the circle of life” – a delicate balance affecting all living things. Throughout the story, young Simba’s Uncle Scar covets Mufasa’s throne for himself and hatches a terrible plan to ensure he becomes the next King. As a result, Simba loses his father to Scar’s evil trickery and runs off thinking he was the cause of his father’s untimely death. After years pass, Simba eventually returns to Pride Rock and rightfully claims his father’s throne as King. And so the circle of life continues. If you’re particularly fond of the this story, lion stuffed animal likenesses of Simba are available in different variations – a treat for any child or collector of these stunning wild animals.
For all of their roaring and ferociousness, lions are beloved by all who see them. With the male lions beautiful golden mane, they are a site to behold. Next to the real thing, children in particular, adore lion stuffed animals. They come in a multitude of sizes and are extremely loveable. With their soft fur-like plush bodies, children will cozy up to them immediately. The smaller version of lion stuffed animals are also great for close cuddles and hugs. While we would all love to get up close to a real lion, that’s entirely out of the realm of possibility. As is the case, a lion stuffed animal is the next best thing.
Children (and/or adult plush collectors) will benefit from all they can learn about lions once they have a lion stuffed animal. After all, if you have one, why not use it for education about the real thing? Amazingly enough, despite the size of a lion (males can weigh more than 550 pounds), they’re only the second largest wild cat next to the tiger. Lions live in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia and have all but disappeared from Northern Africa. In the wild they can live between 10 and 14 years of age while in captivity their lifespan can be more than 20 years. Typically male lions don’t usually live past the age of ten in the wild due to their continuous fighting with rival males. Luckily, with a lion stuffed animal, age is not a factor!
Lions are family animals and live in prides consisting of many females, their cubs and no more than two males. Prides can be as small as three or as large as 40 – it’s in the pride where they hunt, raise their cubs and defend their territory as a group. Many online stores offer lion stuffed animals that come as a family which consists of various sizes of three lions. In addition, they can be posed to lie down or sit up thus mimicking the real thing.