Question 381: We know that statues and three-dimensional figures of animals and humans are prohibited in Islaam. This is for an important wisdom, which is refraining from imitating Allaah’s creation, and to impede worshipping animals and idols. This is about statues carved in rocks, wood or those molded in special templates.
However, if a person has tiger, zebra or sheep leather; stuffs it with straw or cotton; and makes a statue out of it to place it as an adornment, is that prohibited as well? Is it Halaal (lawful) if it is not carved, molded into a template, or glorified?
Answer: This is Haraam (prohibited), as it resembles a statue, and also because it is useless, trifling thing... read more here.