Before we proceed, let's see if the Lying Realistic Stuffed Black Panther by Fiesta is a fibber. This realistic plush black panther claims to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Go ahead Mr. Stuffed Black Panther, if that is your real name, raise your right paw and tell us about yourself. 'Ok. First of all, I measure eighteen inches. Granted, that is much smaller than a real panther but pretty sizable for a plush panther. I am realistic. Just look at my picture, the colors, the details, the stunning good looks, all of those things give me the right to call myself a realistic stuffed black panther. And finally, I'm lying.' Wait a minute, so you aren't realistic? Your Honor, this plush black panther is clearly not fit to testify. 'No, no, no! I'm lying! Lying down. Look at me, silly, I'm a lying stuffed black panther!' Yeah, you're a liar. 'No, you're an awful prosecutor. Besides, what am I on the stand for anyway? Plush black panthers don't talk!' Finally, the truth! Case dismissed. As with all of Fiesta's stuffed animals, our Lying Realistic Stuffed Black Panther is made of all new child safe materials and meets or exceeds all US safety standards. Surface washing is suggested for this honest plush black panther; recommended for ages 3 and up.