Life-Size Jack Rabbit
Most people have no idea just how big Jack Rabbits can grow to be, averaging two-feet in length. And this Jack Rabbit is no exception. Handcrafted in a sitting position, this realistic
Most people have no idea just how big Jack Rabbits can grow to be, averaging two-feet in length. And this Jack Rabbit is no exception. Handcrafted in a sitting position, this realistic looking hare is a great accent for any room in the house, and encourages the best of imaginary play.
The talented artisans behind the creation of these wonderful animals spend a significant amount of time researching what animals actually look like and how they move, resulting in magical creations that could come to life at any moment, and this life-size Jack Rabbit is no exception. It is part of the Portraits in Nature series, a hand-crafted collection of realistic plush animals. Artists working in a socially responsible and environmentally responsible studio create each plush animal from portraits of the creature in its natural habitat. And because each animal is hand sewn, every animal will have slight variations in appearance, giving them each their own unique personality.
Did you know? Jack Rabbits, belonging to the Leporidae family, are found throughout the western United States and Mexico. They inhabit mostly desert scrublands and prairies where the soil is loose and dry and shrubs can offer shelter. They are gray-brown, have large black-tipped ears, and a black streak on the top of their tail. Jack Rabbits are grayish-brown in color, have long arms and large hind feet, large black-tipped ears, and a black streak on the top of their tail. They usually weigh between 1-3 kg. Females are typically larger than males, unlike many other mammalian species. They do not burrow, but may dig shallow pits to rest. In order to escape from predators, they rely on their fast running. Black-Tail Jack Rabbits are nocturnal, usually feeding at night on herbs, tree bark, & vegetables. During the mating season, males will fight one another by "boxing" with their front paws and kicking with their hind legs. Females have a 30-42 day gestation period. Their young are born with fur and are able to move on their own a few hours after birth. Little or no nest is prepared, although the young are kept hidden for 3 to 4 days. Females can have between three and six litters each breeding season, with up to six young in each litter. Rabbits generally live between four and 10 years.
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Artisans hand sew the animals inside out, an old world tradition that results in the minimization of seams, and their bodies are carefully sculpted to create musculature and features like movement in a walking or sitting position that are unique to each creature. On average, there are 42 separate pieces required to make each animal, that must be combined by a team of truly creative artists to create the distinctly realistic features that characterize HANSA animals. (Some animals have as many as 240 different parts!) Each animal is individually hand sewn, to give it a unique personality, there are more than 860 different fabrics and man-made furs from which the coat and hides are made, along with over 6000 sets of different eyes, whiskers, claws, noses, and related accessories allocated for creating these wonderful plush animals. Stuffing emphasizes careful attention to the placement of the highest quality man-made materials. When you hold these wonderfully life-like animals, you will see and feel HANSA's emphasis on quality, which is a result of careful attention to design, custom fabric selection, cutting, sewing, stuffing, eye placement, feature creation, framing, airbrushing and finishing.
When you hold these wonderfully life-like animals, you will see and feel HANSA's emphasis on quality, which is a result of careful attention to design, custom fabric selection, cutting, sewing, stuffing, eye placement, feature creation, framing, airbrushing and finishing.
This Jack Rabbit measures 12" L x 9" W x 19" H
Safety & Care
- Recommended for ages 3+
- To clean product, use soft cloth, soap, and warm water to remove dirt then wipe with clean, moist cloth to remove soap; leave to dry then brush gently.