Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Fact of the Day: Edward Bear

The famous fictional bear Winnie-the-Pooh's proper name in the stories is Edward Bear. The name Winnie comes from the actual bear known as Winnipeg or "Winnie" for short. She was a popular animal in the London Zoo until her death in 1934. 

16 comments:

  1. And lived under the name Saunders. That was written on a sign, and he lived under it :-)



    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  2. OMG is the poor bear chained?

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  3. That is really interesting. I didn't know that.

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  4. I didn't know there was an actual bear.

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  5. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada is very proud of its namesake!

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  6. Winnie is a much more memorable name than Edward, unless you happened to be King Edward.

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  7. I loved Winnie the pooh when I was a child but I didn t like the film. Kisses:)

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  8. Knew winnie was a real bear as they have those heritage commercials that show it up here

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  9. Aaahw! Interesting!

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  10. aww Love this and I love Winnie the pooh!!!
    Lovely!

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  11. what a cool fact...love it...and love winnie the pooh

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  12. Gracious! I didn't know Winnie was a real bear. This is so interesting.

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