The World'S Most Famous Teddy Bears

The teddy bear, that cute 20th century superstar and everyone’s favourite childhood soft toy, has an enviable pedigree. Launched 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 went on to capture the public imagination as no other stuffed toy has done thus far. It was eminently cuddly, endearing and reassuring. Small wonder than nearly everyone, from distinguished statesmen into the kid in the area clamoured for one.

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

Here are some of the all-time favorites:

1. funny teddy bear names / Pooh Bear

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

During a routine halt of a train carrying troops from Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada) to eastern Canada through the WWI, at White River, Ontario, a young lieutenant Harry Colebourn bought a small female black bear cub in the guy who had only shot its mommy. The orphan was called’Winnipeg’, after his hometown of Winnipeg, also shortened to’Winnie’.

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 author A.A. Milne, used to appreciate this small, black bear and had even nicknamed his own stuffed bear’Winnie’. It was his son’s fascination for this bear that prompted Milne to compose a complete series of novels about Winnie the Pooh. Incidentally, the name of Pooh originally belonged to a swan. ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ was published by Methuen on October 14th, 1926.

Nowadays, children’s toy stores are dominated by Pooh paraphernalia. You will find 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 because it was first created with a British author, Michael Bond, in 1958.

Bond depended upon a teddy bear sitting slightly 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 shortly 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 ship and came in England, as advised by his Aunt Lucy who had reared him .