I have always been a major Winnie the Pooh fan. I even have my own Winnie the Pooh collection comprised of diverse things ranging from mugs to notebooks to jigsaw puzzles to pens, all of which I accumulated while growing up. There’s something really special about that silly old bear and his friends. I just can’t help but smile when I see a picture of them or watch an episode of the show.
Anyway, today marks the final Pooh-related post.
Here’s a picture of Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Christopher Robin, Roo, and Piglet all dressed as pirates.
Now here’s a picture of an adorable black bear cub:
The real-life Winnie was actually a bear named Winnipeg. He was initially the mascot for the 2nd Canadian infantry brigade (who were active in World War 1 and who were made up mostly of Western Canadians)*. He was later donated to the London Zoo where he became a very popular attraction. If you’re interested in watching a short video from cbcnews about the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh, you should check it out here.
Winnie the Pooh and Friends Dressed as Pirates: Flickr
Black Bear Cub found here: Atlantic Wildlife Institute
*Info about the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade can be found here: http://www.calgaryhighlanders.com/history/10th/organization/2ndbrigade.htm