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National Teddy Bear Day takes place in the US on September 9th. Initially a U.S.-specific holiday, it is celebrated by bear lovers across the world.
Teddy bears are named after US President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt. The name came about after a 1902 hunting expedition. The hunt had found no game, so at the end of the day someone brought out a baby bear and suggested that Roosevelt might like to shoot it instead.
Roosevelt understandably felt that this was not exactly sporting and refused. The incident was illustrated in a newspaper cartoon entitled "Drawing the Line." An enterprising New York toymaker saw an opportunity and brought out a cute stuffed bear named "Teddy's Bear."
The rest, as they say, is history.
In the News - They walk among us! Enjoy - Relax and enjoy these images and videos!
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