Plush Stuffed Wolf Cuddlekin
Price (non-member): $15.00
Price (member): $13.50
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The innocent face of this plush stuffed Wolf Cuddlekin makes it easy to imagine that Canis lupus, the gray wolf, is the ancestor of the domestic dog. And like adoring pet dogs, this plush stuffed Wolf likes to cuddle with family. He or she does not care if strokes of affection come from child or adult. Authentic features include long, dense fluffy winter fur with short under fur. Non-toxic materials—polyester plush exterior, polyethylene pellet interior and lock washer eyes—meet or exceed U.S. safety standards. Surface-washable. Imported. Ages 3 and up. 12"l. x 6"w. x 6.5"h.
Mammals, which include human beings, are one class of warm-blooded vertebrate animals that have evolved and adapted to our planet. The Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History explores the diversity of some 274 mammals and how they originated and adapted to changing landscapes and environments over the last 225 million years—from polar to desert regions and from dry to humid environments. One of the three species of wolves, and the ancestor of the domestic dog, the gray wolf (or Canis lupus) is the largest member of the Canid family. Its great success as a hunter is due to the wolves’ complex social organization into packs, or families, of 8 to 12 animals. Its thick hair is usually gray, but interbreeding and the variety of subspecies has resulted in the blending of size, fur color, and other characteristics. And gray wolves may actually be nearly pure white to red, brown, or black.
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