If you forever imagined Winnie The Pooh to be a boy, then chances are you aren't alone
But it might totally shock you to know that he's a she! She's also from Canada, not England...
In a new picture book called "Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear," we learn that Winnie is actually named after a black bear from London Zoo called Winnie, real name Winnipeg, Bustle reports. Winnipeg is Canadian!
The new book written by Lindsay Mattick, is the granddaughter of a soldier who was actually responsible for bringing IRL Winnie to England.
He bought the bear for just $20 during the First World War and they became super close, that is, until he had to leave her at the London Zoo so he could go back to being a soldier in France.
However, Winnie gets a new BFF!!!
A young boy who always visits the zoo, Christopher Robin. Light bulb moment much?!
Guess who was Christopher's dad? Author A. A. Milne, who went on to write the Winnie books.