At the beginning of the 21st Century monsters still roam the remote, and sometimes not so remote, corners of our planet. It is our job to search for them. The Centre for Fortean Zoology [CFZ] is - we believe - the largest professional, scientific and full-time organisation in the world dedicated to cryptozoology - the study of unknown animals. Since 1992 the CFZ has carried out an unparalleled programme of research and investigation all over the world. Since 2009 we have been running the increasingly popular CFZ Blog Network, and although there has been an American branch of the CFZ for over ten years now, it is only now that it has a dedicated blog.

Friday, 27 June 2014

THE MYSTERY OF WINNIE-THE-POOH

Pooh and Friends
What puzzled me about Pooh, the honey-eating teddy-bear who featured in the writings of the brilliant A.A. Milne, was how he came to be known as Winnie-the-Pooh.  Why Winnie?  Seems a bit effeminate for a bear, even one of very little brain.

Well, here's the answer.  There was an actual Pooh, the toy of Milne's son Christopher Robin.  This actual Pooh (photographed above) has taken up residence in the New York Public Library, along with other toys of Christopher Robin. When Christopher was young, there was a large Canadian bear in London Zoo called Winnipeg, for which Winnie was a short form.  Christopher, as a result, added this to the name of his teddy-bear.

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