These Holztiger wooden figures are handcrafted by a German toy maker. Holztiger animals are made from solid maple and beech hardwood and Holztiger hand-paints the wooden figures with nontoxic, water-based acrylic paints. All Holztiger animals are sealed with a nontoxic water lacquer to protect the toys from perspiration and saliva. These Holztiger wooden animals are quality toys for quality play. Holztiger animals are recommended for three years and up.