THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS TEDDY BEARS

June 13, 2018

adorable teddy bear names , that cute 20th century icon and everybody’s favorite childhood soft toy, has an enviable pedigree. Launched into existence over a hundred years back by no less than a former President of the United States at America, and almost simultaneously in Germany, teddy bears proceeded to catch the public imagination as no other stuffed toy has done so far. It was eminently cuddly, endearing and reassuring. Little wonder than almost everybody, from distinguished statesmen into the child in the neighbourhood clamoured for you personally.

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

Here are some of the all-time favorites:

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Winnie the Pooh is possibly among the most well-known bears ever. He is a fictional character created by A.A Milne, a highly regarded writer and playwright. 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, at White River, Ontario, a young lieutenant Harry Colebourn bought a tiny female black bear cub from the guy who’d only shot its mother.

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

Christopher Robin, son of writer A.A. Milne, used to appreciate this little, black bear and’d nicknamed his own stuffed bear’Winnie’. It had been his son’s fascination for this bear that prompted Milne to write a complete series of books about Winnie the Pooh. Incidentally, the name of Pooh originally belonged to a swan.

Nowadays, children’s toy stores are dominated by Pooh paraphernalia. You will find 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 on a shelf in a store near Paddington Station in London in 1956. Something about this solitary creature caught Bond’s creativity and he soon penned the first book called’A Bear Called Paddington’. This cute little bear is actually 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.