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Who Invented The Teddy Bear?

America Claims It's Teddy's Bear

Early in his presidency, Theodore Roosevelt traveled south from Washington, D.C., to enjoy a four day outing in Mississippi. His guests, knowing Roosevelt's reputation as an avid outdoorsman and internationally acclaimed big game hunter, organized a hunting excursion, but no game showed itself. Disappointed, the group later went out and captured a small bear cub, which they invited the president to shoot. When Roosevelt examined the animal, however, he was relieved to discover the little guy was totally exhausted from being chased for hours through the woods.