The Story of the Teddy Bear
National Park Service, Tiny Fox Lab

The Teddy Bear was invented in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt. President Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear on a bear hunting trip in 1902. Candy shop and stuffed animal maker Morris Michtom and his wife decided to create a stuffed toy bear and dedicate it to the president who refused to shoot a bear. He called it “Teddy’s Bear”.Tiny Fox Lab Facts

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