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Shan Shan the Panda
The birth of a Giant Panda is a great occasion. So when Shin Shin and Ri Ri gave birth to a little baby Panda, the world gasped a collective ‘awww!’ Shan Shan was immediately thrown into the limelight. Over 300,000 people entered a competition to name her. On her first birthday, 16,000 people came just to visit her at Ueno Zoo in Japan to celebrate, bringing gifts and cards galore.That’s why renowned teddy bear makers Dean’s Bears chose her for their latest limited-edition creation. She’s a beautifully hand-crafted character, lovingly sewn from black and white mohair, soft to the touch. She stares back at you with her big black eyes and expressive hand-sewn mouth. She's stylishly accessorised with a warm check winter scarf, and is five-way jointed, so you can pose her in any position. She's full of beans - literally! The skilled designers have bypassed more commonly-found stuffing materials to give Shan Shan a unique feel.Dean’s Bears have once again produced a masterpiece. That’s no surprise given that they are one of the best loved British teddy bear brands. Their creations are highly sought-after across the globe. They’ve been producing teddies since 1915 and have created some notable rare collections.Shan Shan is no different – she’s limited to a very small 299 pieces worldwide!