Well actually, the name is 'Smokey Bear', not 'Smokey the Bear'. The confusion stems from a 1960s songwriter's flub, for the sake of the rhythm of the song.
Smokey Bear was an orphaned Black bear cub, rescued in 1950 from the devastating (17,000 acres lost) Capitan Gap fire in the Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico, USA. Originally named Hotfoot Teddy, he was found, up a tree, with burns on his paws and hind legs. After a short rehabilitation, he was flown to the National Zoo in Washington, DC for a life of public service as the living symbol for fire prevention. He had millions of visitors over the span of his 26-year life, and at one time was receiving 13,000 letters a week from schoolchildren. So the US Postal Service gave him his own ZIP Code.
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Smokey was an American black bear.
Smokey bear was found in new mexico!
Smokey the Bear!
Smokey the Bear Sutra was created in 1969.
Smokey tha bear
No, Smokey Bear was a Black bear cub, orphaned by a terrible fire in the Lincoln National Park in New Mexico.
Because his name is Smokey and he's a bear and some songwriters thought it fit better to take poetic license with his real name.
Smokey Bear is the oldest
smokey bears a cartoon not a bear that will randomly show at a funeral
Smokey Bear HISTORICAL Park is located in Capitan, New Mexico.
The character of Smokey Bear was 'born' on August 9, 1944. the live bear cub that became the living symbol of Smokey Bear was found on May 4, 1950 when he was several months old.
It is 'Smokey Bear'. There is no "the" in his name. That was added by songwriters to make their song sound better. Check the National Forest Service's history of Smokey Bear and you'll see that his correct name has no "the" in it.The bear has his own US Postal ZIP Code!Please see the link below:
Smokey Bear has NO middle name.
No; Smokey Bear is administered by the Secretary of Agriculture. See the link below for complete information.
The cast of The Smokey Bear Show - 1969 includes: Carl Banas Billie Mae Richards Paul Soles Jackson Weaver as Smokey the Bear
Highway Patrolmen are often called "Smokey Bear" or "the Bear" because they wear hats that resemble the one worn by the National Forest Rangers' mascot, Smokey Bear.
On August 9, 1944, the first poster of Smokey Bear was produced. So that would make him 64 today.
Created in 1944, Smokey the Bear is the official mascot of the United States Forest Service. Smokey the Bear's role is to educate the general populace of the dangers of forest fire and their prevention.
He died in 1976