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    The First Teddy Bear

    The First Teddy Bear

    110 Years ago this week, the first Teddy Bear went on sale in New York. The consistently popular toy is named after US President Teddy Roosevelt - a man who had an often conflicting relationship with nature. He was one of the first Presidents to recognise the importance of conservation, but he was also a lifelong hunter. Lorcan Clancy has taken a look back at the sometimes contradictory man and the incident that inspired the Teddy Bear.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0217/367961-the-history-show-sunday-17-february-2013/?clipid=1000512

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