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The History of Winnie the Pooh

posted Nov 5, 2012, 11:44 AM by Susan Young RDH   [ updated Nov 5, 2012, 11:53 AM ]

Did you know Winnie the Pooh was named after a real bear named “Winnipeg” who was brought over to England by Canadian troops as a mascot during World War 1.

However, the troops could not take him to France so Winnipeg was loaned to the London Zoological Gardens.

Winnie, as he became known, was a popular attraction, and it was during Winnie's stay in the London Zoo that he became a part of the legendary Winnie the Pooh books.

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