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Winnie-the-Pooh skull to go on show for first time

By Sheena McKenzie, for CNN

Published 1157 GMT (1957 HKT) November 20, 2015
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The skull of the bear which inspired children's books "Winnie-the-Pooh," has gone on public display for the first time, at the Royal College of Surgeon's Hunterian Museum, in London. Courtesy Royal College of Surgeons
The original Canadian black bear is pictured here at the London Zoo, with a visitor. Courtesy ZSL
Author Alan Alexander Milne began publishing his "Winnie-the-Pooh" series in the mid-1920s. Hulton Archive/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
English artist, Ernest Howard Shepard illustrated the series of children's books under the name of EH Shepard. Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
An early edition "Winnie-the-Pooh" book showing an inscription from author AA Milne asking for artist EH Shepard to decorate his tomb, is displayed at a press preview at Sotheby's Auctioneers in 2008. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The adorable bear has been re-imagined in Disney's cartoons, pictured here on the Hollywood Hall of Fame in 2006. Michael Buckner/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Since he was first created in the mid-1920s, the bear has become a popular children's character around the world. MJ Kim/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images