With its expressive facial features, the Zebra Teddy bear looks curiously into the future and calls out with its strong growling voice to its "wild" colleague, the soon to be made Tiger Teddy bear, the final bear in the artist's trio. The Steiff Zebra Teddy bear is a Limited Edition of 2,009 pieces world wide and bears the gold-plated "Button in the Ear" as a symbol of its origin.
At the famous Teddy bear Parade 2005 in Giengen, on the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Steiff Company, the artist, Peter Lorenz, sent his three wonderfully "bearish", new creations on the road and into the hearts of all Steiff fans and bear lovers alike: the "Leopard" "Zebra" and "Tiger" Teddy bears.
These were originally made of glass fibre reinforced plastic in a truly "bear-like" size of 120 centimetres. In 2008, Steiff sent the first furry member of this bear series out into the world with the "Leopard" Teddy bear. Now, the Zebra Teddy bear made of high-quality alpaca made with "life-like" zebra-striped pattern is following in its footsteps.
All the Steiff Limited Edition Bears can be recognised by the white label with the famous gold plated Steiff button in the left ear.
The Limited Edition Steiff bears are made from the traditional mohair and are fully jointed. They are also surface washable, with some only at 30 degrees. Steiff have been manufacturing bears and other collectable characters in their German factories for over 125 years.
As with all those characters made in the early days, it is still the manual skills and attention to detail that make each Steiff product wonderfully unique. As Margaret Steiff once said, 'Only the best is good enough for our children.' This value still holds true within all of Steiff's products today, and they are without doubt the most collectable bears available today. With Steiff continuing to produce exquisite limited editions along with a brilliant array of quality classic and cosy bears, their range will never stop growing. Each Steiff bear is signified by a tag in its left ear. View our range today and find something special for your friends, family or a loved one.