Wojtek (beir)

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the Sodger Beir
Wojtek the bear.jpg
Born 1942
Hamadan, Iran
Dee'd 2 December 1963(1963-12-02) (aged 21)
Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland
Service/branch Flag of the Polish Land Forces.svg Pols Land Forces
Years o service 1943–45
Rank Kapral.png Corporal
Unit 3522, 22nt Artillery Supply Company, II Corps (Poland)
Battles/wars Battle o Monte Cassino

Wojtek (1942–1963; Pols pronunciation: [ˈvɔjtɛk]) wis a Sirian brown bear purchased, as a young cub, at a railwey station in Hamadan, Iran, bi Pols II Corps sodgers wha haed been evacuatit frae the Soviet Union. In order tae provide for his raitions an transportation, he wis eventually enleetit offeecially as a sodger wi the rank o preevat, an wis subsequently promotit tae corporal.[1] In later life, he leeved at the Edinburgh Zoo.

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  1. "Pomnik legendarnego niedźwiedzia Wojtka stanął w Krakowie" [Statue of the legendary bear Wojtek unveiled in Krakow]. Telewizja Polska (in Pols). 19 May 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2015.