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Corporal Wojtek: the 440-pound bear who drank, smoked, and carried munitions

[brid video="114098" player="7965" title="Mighty Minute Wojtek The Bear"]During World War II, the 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the 2nd Polish Corps had an unusual soldier among its ranks — a 440-pound Syrian bear named Wojtek.


Wojtek first came to the company as a cub, but over the course of the war he matured and was given the rank of corporal in the Polish army.

Read more about Corporal Wojtek, our furry 440-pound bear soldier here.