Everyone’s favourite Bear, Winnie The Pooh is a little boy… right? 

If it wasn’t for the red t-shirt, the lack of pants or hair, the voice made it obvious!

Well, turns out, Winnie the Pooh is actually a girl from Canada! Not a boy from England. 

In a new picture book called Finding Winnie: The True Story Of The World’s Most Famous Bear”, it is revealed that Winnie is actually named after a black bear from London Zoo called Winnie, real name Winnipeg and Winnipeg is Canadian! 

The new book was written by Lindsay Mattick, the granddaughter of the soldier who was responsible for bringing Winnie to England.

The soldier, Lieutenant Harry Colebourn bought the bear for just $20 during the First World War. 

They became inseparable however he had to leave Winnie at the London Zoo so he could go off with his unit to France. 


The book’s intention is to show the world how loved Winnie the bear was. 

Winnie reportedly got a new BFF very quickly in a little boy who always visited the zoo. 

His name was Christopher Robin. And Christopher’s Dad’s name? A. A. Milne, the author of Winnie the Pooh! 

Source: Cosmopolitan