This is Nero the Panther, he is a 40cm dangling, floppy legged, lying soft toy made by the famous German Bear makers - Steiff. Nero is made of cuddly soft black woven fur with airbrushed shading on his paw pads and lovely long whiskers. Nero has the famous Steiff - Button in ear - with a yellow label. Safe for children. All textiles in the Steiff childrens range are tested for no harmful substances and certified by the standard Oko-Tex Standard 100 for child safety. The Steiff company motto is "Only the best is good enough for children". Steiff products are subject to meticulous testing and inspection. They are required to be highly flame resistant and, among other things, smaller pieces such as eyes must be able to resist considerable tension, wear and tear, etc. Margarete Steiff holds the best-documented claim to have made the world's first teddy bears, and since that time (1902) no other company have rivalled them for consistent quality or range. Whenever a bear has fetched a world record at auction, it has always been a Steiff!