Wolves are social pack animals of the northern woods and Yellowstone National Park. Once abundant in the U.S., most people today will live their lives without ever seeing one in the wild in person. Adding a wolf to your woodland animal collection is a fun way to introduce these beautiful, yet mysterious creatures to your child’s growing world of nature knowledge.
Craftsmen began carving this beautiful polepole northern woodland animal by hand from an incredibly soft, light sustainable wood called Albizia, grown on T-Lab's farms in Indonesia. This natural wood gives each wooden toy wolf a sense of warmth that only natural products can do.
Each wooden forest animal is individually carved and so will have some variations. In other words, each one is unique. The carved wood is delicately sanded to create a smooth surface and finally hand painted by artists in Japan with the sweetest expressions and patterns.
Why "polepole" (pronounced poh-leh poh-leh)? Polepole is a Swahili word that means "slowly, slowly" and each polepole animal is slowly and carefully hand-carved with care and attention to detail. These animals are so well made, they can be passed down as heirloom toys. There are woodland animals, safari animals, outback animals, jungle animals, farm animals and even pre-historic animals! We love them all and can't choose just one favorite.