Wojtek, the bear, enjoying a beer.

Wojtek, the Bear that fought in World War 2

Wojtek, a Syrian brown bear, was born in 1942 and initially sold by an Iranian boy to Irena Bokiewicz, a young Polish Refugee, after he found the bear cub in a bag near Hamadan after his mother had been shot by hunters. As the bear became to big for Irena Bokiewicz, she decided to donate him to the Polish …

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