50cm Steiff Kangroo with Joey


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50 cm Steiff Kangaroo with Joey

This is the largest Steiff Kangaroo made at this time

c1929
Both in Excellent condition.

FF Button

Jointed Head and Arms
Joey is made of velveteen and Mama Kangaroo is made of mohair

$1200

 

Baby Joeys are born blind. All Baby Kangaroos are called Joey.

This is the case for all Marsupials young including Koalas, Wallabies, Tasmanian Devils and so on.

 

A common myth about the kangaroo's English name is that "kangaroo" was a Guugu Yimithirr phrase for "I don't understand you." According to this legend, Cook and Banks were exploring the area when they happened upon the animal. They asked a nearby local what the creatures were called. The local responded "Kangaroo", meaning "I don't understand you", which Cook took to be the name of the creature.

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