We usually think that Winnie the Pooh originated in England, but that is only partly true. Winnie the Pooh was party inspired by a Canadian Black Bear that lived at the London Zoo from 1915 to 1934. The black bear named Winnipeg (Winnie for short) was brought to the zoo by Lt. Harry Coleburn, who was in part of a Canadian cavalry regiment that went to fight in World War I in Europe. A.A.Milne and his son would visit the London Zoo and See the Winnie there. In 2005 the movie A Bear Named Winnie was released that told the true store of Winnipeg.