The World'S Most Famous Teddy Bears

The teddy bear, that cute 20th century superstar and everyone’s favorite childhood soft toy, has an enviable pedigree. Inspired into existence more than a hundred years ago by no less than a former President of the United States at America, and almost simultaneously in Germany, teddy bears proceeded to capture the public imagination as no other stuffed toy has done thus far. It had been cuddly, endearing and comforting. Little wonder than nearly everyone, from distinguished statesmen into the child in the area clamoured for one.

Teddy bears are, without doubt, everyone’s favorite stuffed animal.

Here are some of the all-time favorites:

1. Winnie the Pooh / Pooh Bear

Winnie the Pooh is possibly one of the most famous bears . His birth has an intriguing story…

During a routine stop of a train transporting troops from Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada) to eastern Canada during the WWI, in White River, Ontario, a young lieutenant Harry Colebourn bought a small female black bear cub in the guy who had only shot its mommy.

In December 1919, Colebourn introduced the London Zoo with Winnie in which it immediately turned into a massive attraction. The London Zoo became Winnie’s home till she died in 1934.

Christopher Robin, son of author A.A. Milne, used to appreciate this little, black bear and had even nicknamed his own stuffed bear’Winnie’. It was his son’s fascination for this particular bear that prompted Milne to compose a whole series of novels about Winnie the Pooh. Incidentally, the name of Pooh originally belonged into a swan.

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

2. adorable teddy bear names Bear

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

Bond chanced upon a teddy bear sitting slightly forlornly on a shelf in a shop near Paddington Station in London in 1956. Something about this solitary monster caught Bond’s imagination and he soon penned the first book known as’A Bear Called Paddington’. This adorable little bear is actually an immigrant who hailed from Darkest Peru. He hid himself on the lifeboat of a ship and arrived in England, as advised by his Aunt Lucy who had reared him .