Wednesday, 2 October 2013

A Bear in the Polish Army


The Polish army once enlisted a bear. They came into possession of the orphaned cub, named him Wojtek, and raised him as their own. He seems to have been completely tame. He was given a military serial number and the rank of Corporal in order to be allowed to sail with his company from Egypt to Italy.

The full article here is well worth a read, including several of his adventurous exploits.
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