This clever and unusual toy Elephant and platform are made from Pine; the platform and ball weights are made of Beech. No assembly or batteries required--just set the wooden platform up near a table edge with the ball-weighted string hanging down over the side and place the elephant at the far end. Give it a side-nudge, and the weight draws the big creature forward, rocking side to side as it goes. This toy is a real eye-catcher--somehow the way it lumbers along reminds us of a real elephant. A really unusual and fun design-- your kids will want to play with it for hours. Choking hazard: contains small parts. Collectible Not Intended as a Toy.