Sophie the Giraffe was conceived by Monsieur Rampeau, who was an expert
in transforming sap from the Hevea tree using the rotational moulding of
rubber as a toy-making concept. He came up with the idea of designing a
toy giraffe, sensing that such an exotic wildlife figure would be the
first in the market, and its size and shape would be ideal for the
baby’s hands to grasp and fit the baby’s small mouth.