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Wojtek the Bear

Wojtek the Bear
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Wojtek the bear

Wojtek the bear belonged to a polish army unit during WWII.  When the war ended, in order to take Wojtek with them to Scotland, the Poles officially drafted him into the army as a private.

Eventually he was given to Edinburgh Zoo where he lived until his death in 1963

This is the statue of Wojtek in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh – looking a bit chilly with the snow on his nose!

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