The teddy bear, that cute 20th century superstar and everybody’s favorite childhood soft toy, has an enviable pedigree. Launched into existence over a hundred years back by no less than a former President of the USA in America, and almost simultaneously in Germany, teddy bears proceeded to capture the public imagination as no other stuffed toy has ever done so far. It was eminently cuddly, endearing and comforting. Small wonder than almost everyone, from distinguished statesmen into the kid in the area clamoured for one.

Teddy bears are, undoubtedly, everyone’s favourite stuffed animal.

Here are some of the all-time favorites:

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Winnie the Pooh is arguably among the most famous bears ever. He’s a fictional character created by A.A Milne, a highly regarded author and playwright. His birth has an intriguing story…

During a routine stop of a train carrying troops out of Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada) to eastern Canada during the WWI, in White River, Ontario, a young lieutenant Harry Colebourn bought a tiny female black bear cub in the guy who had just shot its mommy. The orphan was named’Winnipeg’, after his hometown of Winnipeg, also shortened to’Winnie’.

In December 1919, Colebourn presented the London Zoo with Winnie in which it immediately turned into a huge attraction. The London Zoo became Winnie’s house till she died in 1934.

Christopher Robin, son of author A.A. Milne, used to love this little, black bear and’d nicknamed his very own stuffed bear’Winnie’. It had been his son’s fascination for this particular bear that prompted Milne to write a complete set of books about Winnie the Pooh. Incidentally, the name of Pooh originally belonged into a swan. ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ was published by Methuen on October 14th, 1926.

Nowadays, children’s toy stores are dominated by Pooh paraphernalia. There are Winnie-the-Pooh bears, clothes, 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 by a British writer, Michael Bond, in 1958.

Bond depended upon a teddy bear sitting somewhat forlornly onto a shelf at a shop 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’. teddy bear name is really an immigrant who hailed from Darkest Peru. He hid himself on the lifeboat of a ship and came in England, according to his Aunt Lucy who had reared him so far.