Wojtek

Local nameMiś Wojtek
LocationNiedźwiedź, Poland

Wojtek was a Syrian brown bear bought, as a young cub, at a railway station in Hamadan, Iran, by Polish II Corps soldiers who had been evacuated from the Soviet Union. In order to provide for his rations and transportation, he was eventually enlisted officially as a soldier with the rank of private, and was subsequently promoted to corporal.He accompanied the bulk of the II Corps to Italy, serving with the 22nd Artillery Supply Company. During the Battle of Monte Cassino, in Italy in 1944, Wojtek helped move crates of ammunition and became a celebrity with visiting Allied generals and statesmen. After the war, mustered out of the Polish Army, he was billeted and lived out the rest of his life at the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wojtek_(bear)

Official Website https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bVPAsx6hV4

Address 41 Niedźwiedź, Niedźwiedź 66-233, Poland

Coordinates 52°13'54.977" N 15°18'36.267" E

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