“Big Bird” is the world’s largest stuffed animal
The Guinness Book of World Records has named Big Bird, the iconic character from Sesame Street, as the world’s largest stuffed animal. Big Bird measures 17 feet and 3 inches in height and weighs in at 728 pounds. Originally created by a company called Folkmanis in 1996 for a children’s museum show, Big bird is now on display at an art gallery in Portland, Oregon. It took 10 people to help build this giant bird, and it hasn’t been easy to keep up with all of its fame; they’ve had to add extra security guards just to watch over him while he roosts inside his new exhibition space.
Big Bird was loved by children everywhere; he was featured on Sesame Street, Nickelodeon, and many other shows. He also appeared in the movie “Follow That Bird” which came out in 1985. The original Big bird costume is still being used for occasional appearances, but it’s just too big to be taken anywhere, so it remains at home with its owners in their warehouse.
Big Bird is so big that he takes up an entire room and can’t even stand upright without knocking over items in the gallery. He has to sit on a stool while leaning up against the wall, which makes him look like he’s doing his best impression of Rodin’s “The Thinker”. It took six people just to stitch Big Bird together. His feet are so big that they have to be made out of sofa cushions, and his body is filled with polyester fiberfill.
Big Bird has never been given an official name, but he has appeared in many television shows, movies, children’s books, and even on a few birthday cakes over the years! He was also featured at the American International Toy Fair in New York City. He has been loved by children all over the world and is a true icon of childhood!