The World'S Most Famous Teddy Bears

June 13, 2018

The teddy bear, that adorable 20th century superstar and everyone’s favourite 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 went on to capture the public imagination as no other stuffed toy has done so far. It was eminently cuddly, endearing and reassuring. Small wonder than nearly everyone, from distinguished statesmen into the child in the area clamoured for you personally.

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

Here are a Few of the all-time favourites:

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Winnie the Pooh is arguably among the most well-known bears ever. He’s a fictional character created by A.A Milne, a highly regarded author and playwright. His arrival has an interesting story…

During a regular stop of a train transporting soldiers from Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada) to eastern Canada through the WWI, in White River, Ontario, a young lieutenant Harry Colebourn bought a small female black bear cub in the man who’d just shot its mother.

In December 1919, Colebourn introduced the London Zoo with Winnie in which it quickly turned into 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 small, black bear and’d even nicknamed his very own stuffed bear’Winnie’. It was his son’s fascination for this particular bear that prompted Milne to compose a complete series of books about Winnie the Pooh. Incidentally, adorable teddy bear names of Pooh originally belonged to a swan. ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ was published by Methuen on October 14th, 1926.

Nowadays, 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 was charming children of all ages since it was first created by a British writer, Michael Bond, in 1958.

Bond depended upon a teddy bear sitting somewhat forlornly onto a shelf at a store near Paddington Station in London in 1956. Something about this solitary monster caught Bond’s imagination and he shortly penned the first book known as’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, as advised by his Aunt Lucy who had reared him .