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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: Winnie the Bear Statue

Bronze statue of WWI Lt. Harry Colbourne and his Winnie the Bear, which inspired the title character of the A.A. Milne books "Winnie the Pooh."

Pavillon Crescent, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Moved in 2012 to Nature Playground in Assiniboine Park. The playground is on the north side of Pavillon Crescent, just south of the Duck Pond.
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Winnie the Bear.

Winnie the Bear Statue

Directions were hard to find, the statue and plaque are hidden behind the play equipment. Great story behind the statue!

[Lady Amanda, 05/19/2016]

Winnie the Bear.

Winnie the Bear Statue

Winnie the Bear statue is located at the Assinboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The statue shows Winnie the bear and her owner Lt. Harry Colbourne. Colbourne donated Winnie to the London (England) Zoo while deployed for the first world war. Winnie became famous when she became the title character of the A.A. Milne books "Winnie the Pooh." The name Winnie comes from the city of Winnipeg.

[Bradley Anderson, 04/28/2010]

Sculpted by William Epp, unveiled in 1992. Winnie was found by Lt. Colbourne in Ontario, and somehow traveled with him to London during World War I. After Winnie was given to the zoo, she became a favorite of Christopher Robin, son of A.A. Milne, who made her famous as "Winnie the Pooh" in his 1926 book.

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