Snuggle Hippo



Little Ndaba creates toys with a mission.

Groups of women from Zambia gather to knit and crochet adorable cuddly stuffed toys, providing a vital source of income for rural women while raising awareness for at risk species conservation. These artisan handmade toys are certified child friendly, made with 100% African cotton and stuffed with locally sourced acrylic by-product.  

While hippos are usually feared due to their grumpy nature and foul temperament, snuggle hippos are a hippo of a different kind, in that they are naturally cuddly, patient and good natured. These delightful chubby little hippos simply light up a room and can't help but bring a smile to all who meet them.  If snuggle hippos go missing, we suggest searching for them near water; they don't usually stray too far from home, so it is likely they will be found in the tub.

Little Ndaba makes contributions back to species protection with each purchase and MisHMasH donates 10% of the purchase price from each toy to elephant conservation efforts in Zambia.  Please refer to Philanthropy page for additional information

The snuggle collection represents respect and love for all animals and their right to peacefully share our planet with us.  


  • Size: approximately 22-26cm tall from head to toe

  • Made from 100% cotton and stuffed locally sourced acrylic fluff

  • Toys are best wiped clean, but can be washed in the washing machine. If machine washed, toys may require additional cuddles afterward

  • Due to the handmade nature of the toys, no two are exactly the same, and each one has its own unique personality and characteristics.  Chosen colour combinations may see the colours in a different order than shown.