These plush Tardigrades are about 1,000 times larger than actual Water Bears because it's tough to cuddle a pet too small to be seen with the naked eye.
Tardigrades (also known as Water Bears or Moss Piglets) are tiny, eight-legged, water-dwelling creatures whose main claim to fame is their ability to survive conditions that would doom most any other living creature. Deep-frozen, dehydrated, bombarded with intense radiation, exposed to the vacuum of outer space or all of the above – no problem for these resilient critters! Return 'em to room temperature and they return to doing whatever it is that tardigrades do.
Return the plush version of these undeniably cute micro-animals to YOUR room and they'll provide the cuddling comfort plush pets of all types are famous for. Japanese novelty items retailer Hamee offers several species of plush tardigrades in their Quirky Land Creatures plush line; this brown one is modeled after Ramazzottius varieornatus.
The Medium size of this plush tardigrade measures 18.5 x 8 x 9 cm (7.28 x 3.15 x 2.75 inches). Like its real-life model, they feature four pairs of claw-tipped legs, a segmented body and a puckered mouth. Order yours direct from the Hamee website.