Cuddly Critters: 7 Amazing Endangered Animal Plushies

Numbat Plushie

(images via: eBay/Stuffedwithplush and Stuffed Ark)

The Numbat is an ant-eating marsupial native to Australia. These small, shy mammals are listed as Endangered by the IUCN and they can only be found in isolated areas of the country’s southeast and southwest. Numbats are available in plushie versions, two of which are shown above. At top is a luxuriously soft plushie offered on eBay by StuffedWithPlushToys and below it, a slightly more realistic rendition sold by Stuffed Ark.

Hairy-Eared Dwarf Lemur Plushie

(image via: Xeko Shop)

The Hairy-Eared Dwarf Lemur (Allocebus trichotis) is one of the world’s most critically endangered species: it’s estimated somewhere between 100 to 1,000 individuals live in the wild, at a single location in northeastern Madagascar. Now Xeko Shop has introduced a Hairy-Eared Dwarf Lemur Plushie as part of its Xeko Pal soy-stuffed animal line.

(images via: Arkive/Nick Garbutt, Indri Images and eBay/rusty33150)

Hairy-Eared Dwarf Lemurs are so rare, the IUCN is unable to determine an official rating on the species. Purchasers of this slightly bizarre-looking but still kinda cute soy-stuffed plushie will find this and other fun facts about this creature on the hangtag. Does this beat boring old teddy bears or what?