Elephants

The elephant is a classic wild animal that has found its way into the hearts of people worldwide. The majestic creatures charm the world with their big ears and their long trunks. It is no wonder elephant plushies appeared high on our list of most popular plushies right after domestic creatures such as dogs, cats, and bunnies. It is the most popular plushie based on a savannah animal, easily beating giraffe plushies and lion plushies. Elephant plushies are incredibly popular, and you can buy many different designs.

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Elephant plushie characteristics

The elephant is the world's largest land animal. In the world of plushies, however, they can be of any size. Elephant plushies’ most distinctive characteristics are their large, floppy ears and their long trunks. Depending on the type of elephant a plushie is based on, their appearance might differ slightly. When based on Asian elephants, they feature relatively small ears, while plushies based on African bush elephants or African forest elephants often have very large ears. Some elephant plushies also feature two crystal white tusks, but most of them have no tusks, as this gives them a more innocent, child-like appearance.

Generally, there are four types of poses in which you’ll find elephant plushies: they are either standing on all fours, or sitting down, while having their trunks is the air, or leaving them down. Elephants who point their trunk upwards are said to dispense energy, luck, and prosperity. In the real world, elephants raise their trunks when they are happy, or when they greet their friends or family members. This is why many elephant plushies also have raised trunks.

Famous Elephants (available as stuffed animals)

The world’s most famous elephant is Walt Disney’s Dumbo, who starred in the 1941 animated film, as well as the 2019 remake. Dumbo’s exaggerated features, combined with his innocent blue eyes, managed to steal the hearts of children and adults around the world. As a plushie, Dumbo is often dressed in a small yellow cone-shaped clown hat and a red with yellow ruffle collar. This sets him apart from all the other stuffed animal elephants, who are often plain gray.