One of the world’s most beloved bears — Winnie-the-Pooh — actually has a very Canadian history!\nA new post from Canada’s official Twitter page has revealed that the honey-loving character was actually named after a real bear that came from Ontario.\nEditor's Choice: Canada Warns Some Incoming Passengers Will Now Be Subject To ‘Increased Scrutiny’\n\nDYK that Winnie-the-Pooh, the “hunny” loving character created by A. A. Milne, was named after a real-life 🇨🇦 bear? Winnipeg (Winnie for short) lived in the London Zoo and was brought there by Canadian soldier and veterinarian Harry Colebourn. #WinnieThePoohDay pic.twitter.com/uUkcRTp0px— Canada (@Canada) January 18, 2021\n\n“DYK that Winnie-the-Pooh, the “hunny” loving character created by A. A. Milne, was named after a real-life Bear?” asked the tweet.\nIt went on to explain that the real animal was named Winnipeg (Winnie for short) and had been bought for $20 by Canadian soldier and veterinarian Harry Colebourn in 1914.\nDuring the First World War, Colebourn took Winnie to England’s London Zoo after it had opened a new bear habitat that resembled a mountain landscape.\nWhile in London, according to History.com, Winnie captured the attention of a young boy named Christopher Robin Milne, and his father A.A. Milne.\nEventually, Winnie and Christopher Robin’s collection of stuffed animals became the inspiration for his father’s world-famous stories.\nWhile Winnie the real Canadian bear died in 1934 at the age of 20, she's remembered worldwide for her unique relationship with Harry Colebourn and the incredible stories she went on to inspire. Aw!