The World's Most Famous Teddy Bears

13 Jun 2018 18:29
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The teddy bear, that cute 20th century superstar and everyone's favourite childhood soft toy, has an enviable pedigree. Launched into existence over a hundred decades ago by no less than a former President of the USA in America, and almost simultaneously in Germany, teddy bears proceeded to capture the public imagination as no other stuffed toy has ever done thus far. It was eminently cuddly, endearing and comforting. Small wonder than nearly everyone, from distinguished statesmen into the child in the area clamoured for you personally.

Teddy bears are, undoubtedly, everybody's favorite stuffed animal.

Here are some of the all-time favorites:

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Winnie the Pooh is arguably among the most famous bears . His birth has an interesting story…

During funny teddy bear names of a train transporting soldiers out of Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada) to eastern Canada through the WWI, in White River, Ontario, a young lieutenant Harry Colebourn bought a tiny female black bear cub from the man who had only shot its mother.

In December 1919, Colebourn introduced the London Zoo with Winnie where it quickly became a huge attraction. The London Zoo became Winnie's house until she died in 1934.

Christopher Robin, son of author A.A. Milne, used to appreciate this little, black bear and had nicknamed his own stuffed bear'Winnie'. It had been his son's fascination for this bear that prompted Milne to write a complete set of novels about Winnie the Pooh. Incidentally, the title of Pooh originally belonged to a swan.

Today, children's toy shops are dominated by Pooh paraphernalia. There are Winnie-the-Pooh bears, clothes, bedding, animated cartoons, and even web sites.

2. Paddington Bear

A classic among children's literature, Paddington Bear was charming children of all ages because it was first created with a British author, Michael Bond, in 1958.

Bond chanced upon a teddy bear sitting somewhat forlornly onto a shelf at a shop near Paddington Station in London in 1956. Something about this solitary creature caught Bond's imagination and he soon penned the first book called'A Bear Called Paddington'. This adorable little bear is really an immigrant who hailed from Darkest Peru. He hid himself on the lifeboat of a boat and arrived in England, according to his Aunt Lucy who had reared him so far.

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