A little-known fact about a bear’s home that’s probably more widely known than anyone should know: It is actually a cardboard house.
The house was built in 1891 as a toy for children and is now owned by a private collector.
That’s the only known reference to the house being a bear, though.
This is what you think you see when you look at this bear house.
That’s the one in the photo above.
It was built for the amusement of a child who was a very good actor.
This was the kind of house where you could pretend you were an actor and act in it.
It’s not a bear.
I am not sure why this particular bear house was constructed, but we do know that it was built to keep the bear away from children.
If you are interested in seeing more bear-related information, you can visit the website of the University of Wisconsin Museum of Natural History, or you can go online and visit the Smithsonian’s Bear House and Zoo.