The German company Steiff made 500 ‘mourning bears’ in honor of the victims of the Titanic.
Winnie the Pooh is inspired by a real bear cub bought by a Canadian soldier during World War I. The bear, named Winnipeg, travelled to London by train.
The most travelled toy mascot bear is called Raymondo and travelled 395,605 miles between 2009 and 2010.
A person who collects teddy bears is called an Artophile. This conmes from two Greek words – artos meaning bear and philos meaning loving.
In 2019, Istvánné Arnóczki, won the world record of the largest collection of teddy bears. The collection consists of a whopping 20,367 bears!!!