The History of Winnie the Pooh
Post date: Nov 05, 2012 7:44:41 PM
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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