Giant Teddy Bears saved for the sanctuary!
Two giant teddy bears measuring 3 metres tall will be the main attraction at the new teddy bear museum at the Romanian bear sanctuary. They were made by William Hill Bookmakers and Taylor Herring UK for a UK media story surrounding the recent birth of the new Royal baby to Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The bears, one with a Prince crown and the other with a Princess crown were driven around London to pose the question – would the baby be a boy or girl. But after Kate gave birth to a baby girl, now named Princess Charlotte, we asked the company who owned the bears if they would donate them to the museum – and they agreed! That is a fantastic solution and the giant bears will be a huge attraction at the museum.
The teddy bears are stuffed just like their smaller cousins but they have a steel frame to keep them upright. The sanctuary has been able to drive them to Romania and they are now the first attractions of the new Teddy Bear Museum there.
We still need more original (but smaller) teddy bears for the museum – so please help. If you are a teddy bear maker then please donate a bear to the museum, or ask someone you know who has a collection of teddy bears or who makes them. If you see a teddy bear wearing something like a T-shirt, hat, national costume etc. showing the name of a country then those are also needed for a World of Teddy Bears section.
The museum will attract more visitors to the bear sanctuary and their entrance fees help pay for the care and rescue of bears in Romania.
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