Steiff and National Geographic have partnered to present a collection of plush animals that illustrate the beauty and fragility of the environment — while reinforcing the need for immediate protection of endangered species as a means to preserve the planet. Giving a child our lifelike version of the unusual Bengal Slow Loris is an important way to teach them about this important cause. These distinctive creatures, which have from 16 to 20 fingers, are endangered because of the growing exotic pet trade and use in traditional medicine (where they’re used to treat stomach problems, broken bones, certain diseases, and by women after childbirth). It is uncertain how long they’ll survive without support. A portion of the proceeds from our National Geographic Bengal Slow Loris goes toward the conservation efforts of this respected organization. Each of these plush primates is handmade from superior quality materials by the toy industry’s most skilled artisans. It features the world famous “Button in Ear” trademark, symbol of highest quality. From the company that pioneered soft toys in 1880.