Is the Essex Lion a missing Soft Toy?


On Sunday evening, police confirmed they were investigating reports of a lion in Essex. It was spotted by two residents in a field at St Osyth near Claction-on-Sea, who took the photo on the right. The claims were backed up by a holiday maker at a nearby caravan park who say they too spotted a large animal, and another resident says he heard a loud roar before receiving a text … Read More →

Over a third of UK adults sleep with a soft toy

If you enjoy snuggling up to your favorite soft toy at night, you’re certainly not alone. Hotel chain Travelodge surveyed 6,000 of their adult guests and found that just over a third sleep with a soft toy at night. Corrine Sweet, a Psychologist, says “cuddling a teddy bear is an important part of our national psyche as it evokes a sense of peace, security and comfort.” She continues, “a bedtime … Read More →

Penguins like soft toys too!


It’s not just humans that like to snuggle up to their soft toys. These African penguin chicks have been given a penguin soft toy to keep them happy, in place of their mother. Bristol Zoo’s curator of birds, Nigel Simpson, says: “The chicks like to have something to sleep next to and this penguin soft toy replicates the natural feeling on their mother.” It’s all part of Project Penguin, Bristol … Read More →