No one has a deeper understanding of the animal kingdom than National Geographic. And no toy company makes a better array of amazingly realistic toy animals than Steiff. Now these respected nature experts have joined forces to present a new plush collection of endangered species. A portion of each animal sold goes directly to the non-profit National Geographic Foundation. Even though our miniature lion is small in scale, our designers artfully captured all the realistic details that bring him vividly to life — from his authentic blond coloring to his lifelike pose to his bushy mane. Sadly, many real lion species are now threatened with extinction. Each mini mohair lion comes packaged in a beautifully designed gift box, making it an important an effective and endearing messenger for the important cause of species preservation.