London Zoo was the home to one of the most famous animals in the world: Winnie-the-Pooh. Winnie was given to the zoo by a Canadian regiment who were called up to fight in France during the First World War. Winnie lived at ZSL London Zoo from 1914 until 1934 during which author AA Milne brought his son, Christopher Robin Milne, to see Winnie. She quickly became Christopher Robin’s favourite animal at the zoo. Wait, she? It turns out the real Winnie was a female black bear rather than male and that very natural bear colour: yellow. She also probably didn’t eat honey or hang out with a piglet.