For the little paleontologist to be. Don't be scared though because Fossil the dinosaur will quickly become your toddler's first friend. If you look closely at the fabric you can see that he has dinosaur skin but he is still very soft, due to the extra soft luxurious fabric. Fossil has hidden squeakers in his horns, fun crinkle in his shield and sings educational and fun songs too. Another great feature... Fossil has a strong hardwood board built into his tail and secured to the rocker base to offer added support for the little dino rider to help keep him from falling off the back when riding.