5 Fun Bear Facts

The German company Steiff made 500 ‘mourning bears’ in honor of the victims of the Titanic.

https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-2044731#:~:text=This%20bear%20is%20only%20one,lost%20a%20relative%20or%20friend.

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.

https://www.history.com/news/the-true-story-of-the-real-life-winnie-the-pooh

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!!!

https://www.bears4u.co.uk/all-about-bears/world-records-for-teddy-bears/

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