- Knitted Toys
- Mama and Bub Lion (Shumba)
Mama and Bub Lion (Shumba)
- A male lion sleeps in his den and the females go out to hunt for food!
- A group of Lions is called a Pride, they are the only cats that live in groups
- A Lion would be defeated by a polar bear if they had a fight!
- A Lions roar can be heard from 8 km away
- Lions can run up to a speed of 81 kmph
- The name for a baby lion is a cub, whelp or lionet
- Individually named by the lady who knitted it
- Tagged with the name and photo (unless they are still in prison) of the knitter
- CE tested
- Hand knitted with a mix of acrylic and cotton yarns
- Stuffed with a polyester toy stuffing
- Wash by gentle sponge cleaning
Made by Gogo Olive
Gogo Olive was set up in late 2008 as a response to the huge unemployment problem in Zimbabwe (it currently stands at over 80%), at a time when conditions in the country were particularly difficult. As well as creating employment for local women the aim is to give them hope as they have the opportunity to use their craft skills to build a future for themselves and their families.
As each one is hand made there are variations.