Winnie The Pooh Research Paper

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The skull of the real Winnie the Pooh is now displayed
The skull is at the Royal College of Surgeons' Hunterian Museum
The cartoon character Winnie the Pooh is a Canadian black bear in real life
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Photo credit: Getty Images
Winnie The Pooh, the adorable golden bear who loves honey, has been famous to children for almost a century. And now, after 80 years since the book about the bear was launched, the skull of the Canadian black bear, the real Winnie the Pooh, is displayed in London; bringing fans, somehow, close to the well-loved character.

In an article written by Sheena McKenzie of CNN, it was disclosed that a Canadian black bear inspired AA Milne to write the story of Winnie the Pooh. And now, the skull of the
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The boy regularly visited the bear at the zoo, and even named his teddy after her.

In 1914, Canadian soldier Captain Harry Colebourn brought a bear cub and named her after his home town in Manitoba.

When Colebourn's regiment was sent to England to train during the start of World War I, he bought the bear with him as a mascot.

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Photo credit: Wikipedia
On the other hand, when the group was soon deployed in France, the animal was left at London Zoo which became its permanent home. There, the friendly bear became a hugely popular attraction.

Photo credit: ZSL
Photo credit: ZSL
'A surprise'
Lindsay Mattick, the great grand-daughter of Harry Colebourn, said the dislpay of the skull of the real Winnie will be a surprise to the fans of AA Milne's character.

"I think people are going to be very surprised when they hear that part of the real Winnie is going to be on display," she said.

She, too, was surprised after finding out that the skull is currently displayed.

"I was surprised - I had no idea that part of her did remain. The fact that we have something of her a hundred years later is pretty fascinating," said Mattick, who wrote a book about the bear, Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous
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