The Valentine’s Day Plush Gifts with Purpose

The Valentine’s Day Plush Gifts with Purpose

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This Valentine’s Day, why not give a gift that makes a difference? The Valentine’s Day Plush Gifts from Axol & Friends will show the one you love that you care about the planet, endangered animals, children in need, and yes … them! Obviously!!!

Axol & Friends

In 2018, Axol & Friends set out on a journey to create a brand that showcases rare endangered species, promotes and supports environmentally friendly production, and raises funds for youth empowerment programs around the globe. Their products include, but are not limited to, storybooks and the cutest little plush animals that are representatives of unique living creatures at risk of extinction. Two of these creatures are the axolotl and the pangolin.

The Axolotl

AXOLOTL

*Axolotl is a rare species of salamanders native to a small series of lakes and canals of Xochimilco, Mexico. It is an amphibian and is sometimes called the Mexican Walking Fish because of the way that they move. The axolotl has adorable pink things extending behind their heads which are external gills to help with breathing. In the wild, axolotls live to be 15 years old and can grow to be 12 inches long! An axolotl’s color can be black, mottled brown, albino (without any pigment) or white. Axolotls have the unique capability of regenerating different parts of their body in case they are lost or damaged. Axolotl can regenerate missing limbs, kidney, heart, lungs, and even their spine! Amazing!!!

In the past 20 years, the population of axolotl in the wild has decreased a lot! There are only 700 to 1,200 left! The main threat is a loss of habitat due to urbanization.

The Pangolin

PANGOLIN

*Pangolin is a nocturnal anteater with an unusual appearance, incredibly long tongue, and ability to roll into a perfect ball when threatened. Native to parts of Africa and Asia, the pangolin is a kind-hearted, gentle creature that needs our help because they are the world’s most trafficked animal. The pangolin’s biggest threat is poaching by humans, followed by habitat loss. They are poached and traded more than even elephants and rhinos, and growing demand for them puts them at great risk of extinction with an estimated 100,000 taken from the wild each year.

The word ‘pangolin’ comes from the Malay word ‘peggulung’, which means ‘one that rolls up’. When it is threatened, a pangolin will curl itself into a tight ball which is impenetrable to predators! Not even lions can harm a pangolin when it is in its ball. “Why is that?” you may ask. It is because pangolins are the only mammals with scales! The scales are made of keratin, the same substance which makes up human fingernails. The scales protect the body of the animal while the sharp scales on the tail can be used to lash out.

The Valentine’s Day Plush Gift with Purpose

This year the company went a step further to create a special way to showcase your special gift for your Valentine. Each plushie has an attached heart tin with removable lid. You can fill the tin with candies, a love note, or even a special piece of jewelry! After Valentine’s Day, the tin can easily be removed, if desired, without damaging the plushie.  

*Java, the pangolin, just happens to be *Axol’s best friend. Each one comes with a Certificate of Authenticity showing the number produced and the Certificate Number of your own plushie. Each one is made from natural dyes and eco-friendly organic materials and packaged in plastic-free recycled cardboard boxes.

So … if you are looking for Valentine’s Day plush gifts with a purpose, look no further than here to purchase your very own Axol & Friends plushie!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and/or make a purchase, I will make a small commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

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