The World'S Most Famous Teddy Bears

The teddy bear, that cute 20th century icon and everyone’s favorite childhood soft toy, has an enviable pedigree. Launched into existence more than a hundred years back by no less than a former President of the USA at America, and almost simultaneously in Germany, teddy bears went on to catch the public imagination as no other stuffed toy has ever done so far. It was eminently cuddly, endearing and reassuring. Little wonder than almost everyone, from distinguished statesmen to the kid in the area clamoured for one.

Teddy bears are, undoubtedly, everyone’s favorite stuffed animal.

Here are some of the all-time favourites:

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Winnie the Pooh is arguably among the most famous bears ever. He is a fictional character created by A.A Milne, a highly regarded writer and playwright. His arrival has an interesting story…

During a regular halt of a train carrying troops out of Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada) to eastern Canada during the WWI, at White River, Ontario, a young lieutenant Harry Colebourn bought a tiny female black bear cub in the guy who’d only shot its mother.

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

Christopher Robin, son of writer A.A. Milne, used to love this small, black bear and’d even nicknamed his own stuffed bear’Winnie’. It was his son’s fascination for this bear that prompted Milne to compose a whole series of books about Winnie the Pooh. Incidentally, the name of Pooh initially belonged into a swan. ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ was published by Methuen on October 14th, 1926.

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

2. Paddington Bear

A classic among children’s literature, Paddington Bear has been 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 onto a shelf at a store near Paddington Station in London in 1956. funny teddy bear names about this solitary monster caught Bond’s creativity and he soon penned the first book called’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 .