VTG 17" tall Fuzzy LION Plush Hand Puppet Handmade?

This auction is for a Vintage 17" tall Large Plush LION Hand Puppet Doll in very good condition! Not sure if this is handmade, but he's made very well. All his stitching looks to be manufacturer made, so I'm impressed. You could turn him into a rod puppet if you'd like, he's got two arms that just need the rods inserted. (No rods are included) Very comfortable puppet to work with. He's clean with no odors or stains