This wonderful roaring (or yawning!) hippo is one of the beautiful and tactile Ostheimer toys that families all over the world love to collect and cherish. All figures are handcrafted in Germany with wood derived from sustainable domestic forestry. Each product is a unique item individually shaped with love and care. For more than 70 years, Ostheimer has been hand carving wooden figures. Each figure has been carefully designed and crafted to capture the typical form and movement of each animal, person, or object. Ostheimer's objective is to preserve the imaginative world of your child and to inspire creative play. All of their pieces are made from local sustainable hardwood, painted with safe, transparent paint and finished in organic oil to ensure a connection with nature and respect for the environment.