Cuddly facts behind the teddy bear

What are the origins of this iconic stuffed toy?

Stars Insider

15/02/21 | StarsInsider


On February 15, 1903, the first teddy bear went on sale in the United States. Shortly afterwards, German company Steiff started selling their own teddy bears. What had begun as a satirical take on the refusal by a US president to shoot a bear evolved into the mass production of one of the most cherished and iconic stuffed toys in history. But what exactly are the origins of the teddy bear, and how did it get its name?

Click through this gallery and check out the bear essentials behind this favorite cuddly toy.


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