Sep 122010
 
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orange corduroy stuffed aardvark

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Stuffed Animals Details…

** Stuffed Aardvark
** Orange Corduroy
** Made by Jellycat
** 15 inch

If you thought aardvarks were cool-looking, well, check out this stuffed Aardvark! From Jellycat of London, this amusing and delightful plush animal just begs to be played with and snuggled. Made of 100% kid-safe super soft, super big corduroy, this stuffed aardvark, like the rest of Jellycat’s Cordy Roy line, is a unique toy that is sure to delight.

What makes aardvarks so unique though? With their long snout and peculiarly-shaped body, they were once thought to be related to domestic pigs. In fact, the name aardvark comes from the Afrikaans/Dutch for “earth pig”. Rather than domestic pigs, the aardvark is more closely related to Dumbo than he is to Porky. Aardvarks are solitary, nocturnal creatures whose favorite meal is termites or ants. We may not think much of it, but to aardvarks, they’re delicious! The aardvark goes hunting and with his keen sense of smell, tracks down a termite or ant mound. Once he finds it, he digs into it with his powerful foreclaws. Then, dinner is served as the insects come to investigate and are greeted by the aardvark’s long, sticky tongue. What a way to end up when all you’re trying to do is defend your home from an intruder!

As for the sheer awesome that is Roy, Jellycat has gone for fun and whimsy rather than realism, and really, that’s just fine! This Aardvark stuffed animal is bright orange with a plushy and cuddly body and washer-locked black eyes. If you like Roy, you’ll absolutely adore Jellycat’s other Cordy Roy stuffed toys. They’ve got cats, dogs, elephants, crocodiles and pigs that come not only in a variety of colors but in different materials as well. Only the delightfully textured corduroy is a constant, and that’s what makes their offerings so wonderfully unique and sure to make for a treasured toy for years.

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