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Sophie La Girafe is perhaps the most well known of all the giraffes... she was born on May 25th in the year 1961, Saint Sophie's day! At that time the only toy animals you could find were farm animals or pet figures, which is why one day in France, Monsieur Rampeau came up with the idea of designing Sophie La Girafe. Such an exotic wildlife figure would be a first on the market, and its size and shape would be ideal for a baby's small hand to grasp.

Sophie La Girafe was an immediate success, as young parents immediately saw that she was a must for their baby... When the first signs of teething appear, Sophie La Girafe helps babies stop crying! By simple word of mouth, the little giraffe's fame spread. From then on around the world, generations upon generations of children were to love hearing Sophie squeak whenever they pressed her tummy or head and their gums soothed when sued as a teether

VULLI, a company based in Rumilly in the Haute-Savoie region of France has continued to keep the highly guarded secret of how this wonder toy is made. To this day, Sophie La Girafe is still traditionally produced, a process that involves more than 14 manual operations. She is made from 100% natural rubber derived from the latex of the Hevea tree.

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