Christopher Robin Milne and Winnipeg “Winnie” the Bear at London Zoo, ca. 1926....'Winnie the Pooh'

The story of how Winnie the Pooh was inspired by a real bear – in pictures

Christopher Robin Milne and Winnipeg “Winnie” the Bear at London Zoo, ca. 1926....'Winnie the Pooh'

Winnie the Pooh & A.A. Milne & Christopher Robin. 3 of my oldest childhood friends, that I never met.

Winnie the Pooh & A.A. Milne & Christopher Robin. 3 of my oldest childhood friends, that I never met.

Christopher Robin and his mother, Daphne Milne. The Christopher Robin books were dedicated to Daphne, although Christopher's relationship to her was often strained and distant.

Christopher Robin and his mother, Daphne Milne. The Christopher Robin books were dedicated to Daphne, although Christopher's relationship to her was often strained and distant.

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Canadian Army Lieutenant Harry Colebourn bought a bear cub for $20 from a hunter. Named her Winnipeg, and smuggled her to England where "winnie became his militia's mascot. He eventually donated her to the London Zoo where she became a favorite of Christopher Robin Milne, the son of a local playwright.  You know the rest.

Canadian Army Lieutenant Harry Colebourn bought a bear cub for $20 from a hunter. Named her Winnipeg, and smuggled her to England where "winnie became his militia's mascot. He eventually donated her to the London Zoo where she became a favorite of Christopher Robin Milne, the son of a local playwright. You know the rest.

AA Milne and his son (Christopher) Robin,1932 the original Winnie the Pooh and his poetry rock!

AA Milne and his son (Christopher) Robin,1932 the original Winnie the Pooh and his poetry rock!

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