Realistic Stuffed Animals A - L
Adorable Life-like Plush Toys

These realistic stuffed animals are so lifelike that on first encounter many people mistake them for the real thing!

Melissa & Doug stuffed lion head

Lion by Melissa & Doug

 

Life-like stuffed animals allow kids to hold, play with, and learn about beautiful wild animals they might otherwise be unable to get close to. They make wonderful gifts for animal lovers of all ages.

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Alligator

Folkmanis stuffed alligator puppet

 

This plush 24” Alligator puppet by Folkmanis is a handful.

It has a movable mouth, rides your arm, and wiggles when you move your arm.

 

 

Armadillo

Fiesta Armadillo stuffed animal

 

 

This plush Armadillo by Fiesta measures 19 inches from nose to tail.

 

 

These life-like creations often cost more than less realistic plush toys because of the extra care taken to produce an accurate replicas.

 

Cat — Calico

Douglas realistic Calico Cat plush toy

 

 

Douglas' Calico Cat plush toy is realistically styled and nearly lifesize.

It's fur is soft and fluffy. Many people call it the purr-fect choice for a life-like kitty.

 

 

Cat — Tabby

 

Perfect Petzzz realistic stuffed gray tabby cat

 

Perfect Petzzz makes realistic stuffed animals that almost come to life..

Tabby cat breathes and purrs softly, using batteries.

 

 

Chameleon

Folkmanis plush Chameleon hand puppet

This folkmanis Chameleon puppet has a movable mouth, tongue, and eyes.

Amazon Review:

“This puppet is beautifully made. The fabric shimmers mimicking the color changing of a real chameleon. But the best feature is the moveable eye design. My grandson loves it!”

 

 

Coyote Hand Puppet

Folkmanis plush Coyote hand puppet

 

 

Folkmanis' Coyote hand puppet is soft and pettable. It has a movable mouth, making it easy to howl.

Stands 15 inches tall.

 

 

Crocodile — Saltwater

Stuffed Crocodile toys by Wild Republic

 

 

Soft but durable, this stuffed Saltwater Crocodile by Wild Republic makes for some great wrestling!

 

 

Dog

Gund Dog Dreyfus stuffed Toy

 

 

Gund's Dreyfus is a life-like shaggy white dog that has won lots of hearts.

To see more realistic stuffed dogs, visit my dogs by breed page.

 

 

Dolphin

Melissa & Doug Lifelike stuffed dolphin

 

This 38 inch Melissa & Doug stuffed dolphin isn't totally realistic—apparently it's missing a blow hole.

But it nonetheless gets awesome reviews for being well-made, soft, and cuddly and lifelike!

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Echidna

Hansa plush Echidna or Spiny Anteater

 

 

This Echidna, by Hansa, is one of the more exotic realistic stuffed animals you'll ever find.

Echidnas—also known as Spiny Anteaters—are native to Australia and New Guinea and are among the few egg-laying mammals.

 

 

Emu Baby

This 14 inch plush Baby Emu by Hansa is lifelike and adorable.

 

 

Australian Emus grow to a height of 6 feet, making them the second tallest standing bird.

This adorable Baby Emu by Hansa stands 14 proud inches tall.

If you have the space for it, Hansa also makes an amazing lifesize Emu.

 

 

Ermine

Hansa white ermine plush stuffed animal

 

 

This plush ermine—a form of weasel—is wearing it's winter coat.

North American ermines shed their brown upper coats in winter, leaving them pure white except for the tips of their tails.

 

 

Ferret

Lifelike stuffet by Hansa

 

This 12 inch plush ferret by Hansa echoes the real thing.

The perfect solution in your family if someone wants a ferret...and you don't.

As one customer mentioned, in the end it's far less expensive than a live ferret.

 

 

Fox — Red Fox Standing

Hansa lifelike stuffed red fox

 

Even among realistic stuffed animals, this red fox by Hansa stands out as being extremely well-made.

I especially love the soft tufts of hair on the chest and cheeks, as well as the beautiful, bushy tail.

 

 

Goat Puppet

Plush goat puppet by Folkmanis

 

 

 

 

This lifelike goat puppet measures 19 inches long by 12 inches high.

 

 

 

Gorilla

Aurora 48 Inch Stuffed Gorilla

 

 

Aurora's calls its 48 inch plush Gorilla, Gunga, the Gentle Giant.

Gunga elicits a bunch of impressive 5-star reviews from Amazon customers!

 

 

Guinea Pig

Hansa lifelikie 8 inch guinea pig

 

Hansa's hand-crafted guinea pig is so lifelike that it sometimes fools even its owners!

Hansa also makes a Black & White guinea pig.

 

 

 

Iguana

Plush stuffed iguana by Fiesta Toys

 

This 23” plush Iguana by Fiesta Toys gets nice Amazon reviews like this one:

“This item was better looking and softer, more cuddly than I had expected, yet it still held true to looking very much like an iguana. A++ Very happy with item.”

 

 

Jack Rabbit

Lifelike stuffed black tail jack rabbit by Hansa

 

 

This scruffy but lovable plush blacktail rabbit looks like the real thing.

Hand-crafted by Hansa artisans, its interior wire frame makes it poseable.

 

Kiwi Bird

Hansa's realistic plush Kiwi Bird

 

 

This cute plush Kiwi Bird is handmade by Hansa artisans with great attention to detail.

Kiwis are native to New Zealand, and a few species are endangered.

 

 

Lamb

This Aurora plush lamb is very lifelike and realistic

 

 

This soft, plush 11 inch baby lamb by Aurora is more lifelike than most.

If you're looking for something a little bigger, here's a realistic 17 inch lamb by Hansa.

 

 

Lion

Melissa & Doug Stuffed lion

 

Wow!

This 75 inch plush lion by Melissa & Doug is magnificent and one of the most realistic stuffed animals around!Melissa & Doug lion lying

 

 

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