Xonita the Plush: The Biggest Teddy Bear in the World
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Many children in the world, including yours, have a stuffed animal they like to sleep with. Whether small or large, a shark or an elephant, soft or fluffy, stuffed animals are popular. But have you ever wondered what is the biggest stuffed animal in the world?
Then discover in the rest of this article Xonita. A colossal teddy bear. Inaugurated on April 28, 2019 by Guinness World Records. Your child will not be able to take him to bed at night!
1) How tall is the World's Largest Plush?
A- The Biggest and Biggest Teddy Bear on the Planet
Guinness World Records officials have validated the almost 20-meter (19.41m) long giant teddy bear. Thus giving it the honor of being the largest in the world. Thus he breaks the previous record of a teddy bear named CTDreams.
Displayed at a local football stadium during the Children's Day in the city of Xonacatlán in Mexico. This nearly 4.4 ton teddy bear has been measured and certified as the largest plush on the planet by a Guinness Book of Records referee. And this after spending almost 9 hours of tension measuring the bear !
Although it may seem long to measure a teddy bear. It's a short duration compared to the time the people of this town took to make it. The people of Xonacatlán spent more than three months assembling and sewing this giant plush. The latter was made with the same materials as a commercially available teddy bear. Including details such as dress, eyes and nose.
To manufacture, a group of at least 48 men and women were mobilized, including 10 seamstresses. They worked with 600 yards of fabric to develop the bear's torso, arms and legs. Meanwhile, the other team filled it with 700 Velcro bags. A project that cost the local government, business owners and other sponsors approximately 500,000 MXN (Mexican pesos). That's about 23,000 euros to make this huge teddy bear.
Due to its high cost, and given that it will be used to promote the municipality of Xonacatlán around the world. The teddy bear was financed with money from businessmen, sponsors and the municipality itself. As recognized by the project coordinator, Blanca Marlen: "It is the first time that we have joined as an association to give an identity to the municipality. Whose main activity is the manufacture of teddy bears .”
After sewing and stuffing it, the townspeople named the bear Xonita , in honor of their town's name. It is located in the State of Mexico, in the center-south of the country. Hundreds of people came to see this event at the stadium to be photographed with the stuffed animal and its approximate volume of 451.48 m³.
Thus, Xonita surpasses CT Dreams to become the biggest teddy bear on the planet . A project that served to give visibility to the region of Xonacatlán and that achieved its objective.
B- Why Try to Break the Old CTDreams Teddy Bear Record?
The city of Xonacatlán didn't make this huge teddy bear for nothing. With over 100 teddy bear makers in its city, this city in Mexico is the capital of teddy bears .
During its three months of construction, townspeople and 48 stuffed animal makers began work on the project. They seek to promote this business , which employs more than 400 people in Xonacatlán.
They all hope that this Guinness World Record will revive the economy. And to position Xonacatlán as one of the largest and best producers of stuffed animals in the world. Now, this city in Mexico can now claim the title of holder of the world's largest teddy bear.
2) CTDreams: Old Record for Biggest Teddy Bear
Before Xonita, the CTDreams teddy bear , created in 2008 by American Dana Warren, was considered by the Guinness Book of Records to be the largest on the planet. A bear 16.86 meters tall and weighing 3 tons. He lived with his owner in the American region of Wichita (Kansas).
A decade later, and after no one had compromised CT Dreams' record. The teddy bear lost the crown with its fellow Xonita. The CTDreams Bear was completed on June 6, 2008 and displayed at Exploration Place, Wichita, Kansas, USA. It was named CTDreams, which stands for "Connect The Dreams".
Even if you can't keep a 20-yard teddy bear in your home, your child should still love to play. Just like cuddling or having fun riding a giant stuffed animal . SO discover them now.