1. Winnie the Pooh is actually named after a black bear from the London Zoo nicknamed Winnie.
2. She was bought by a soldier for $20 during World War I. The solider had to leave his beloved bear at the London Zoo when he was deployed.
3. Winnie quickly found a new best friend, a little boy who always visited her at the zoo, named Christopher Robin.
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