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Soft toy

Soft toy

  • Place of origin:

    China (probably, manufactured)

  • Date:

    2002 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Anna Club Plush (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stitched and stuffed nylon plush

  • Credit Line:

    Given by WWF UK

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The panda is the symbol of the World Wide Fund for Nature or World Wildlife Fund (WWF) an international organisation set up in 1961 to help protect wild animals and the environment. The original panda logo was designed by the naturalist Peter Scott (1909-1989) from preliminary sketches made by a Scottish naturalist, Gerald Watterson. The idea of using a panda was inspired by the arrival at London Zoo of the giant panda Chi Chi. He was transferred from Beijing Zoo and at the time was the only panda in captivity in Europe.

Physical description

A plush unjointed panda with typical black and white markings and brown paw pads, in a semi-seated position. The mouth is stiched in black, the nose is black plastic and the eyes black and brown plastic. There is a leather tag and a paper booklet attached around the neck.

Place of Origin

China (probably, manufactured)


2002 (manufactured)


Anna Club Plush (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Stitched and stuffed nylon plush


Height: 17 cm, Length: 23 cm

Descriptive line

Soft toy plush panda made by Anna Club Plush in 2002


Nylon plush


Stitching; Stuffing


Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys; Animals and Wildlife

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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