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WINNIE MEMORIAL

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  BEAR CUB STATUE
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A statue of a bear cub situated at the southwest corner of the Reptile House in London Zoo. The statue is of bronze situated on a brick plinth and commemorates Winnie (or Winnipeg Bear) an American Black Bear who was given to given to the Zoo in 1914 by a Canadian Lieutenant, Harry Colebourn. He lived on the Mappin Terraces until his death in 1934 and inspired A A Milne in his writing of the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. The statue was donated to the Zoo by the Trustees of Pooh Properties in 1981. It was sculpted by Lorne Mckean and unveiled by Christopher Milne.

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