Hari OMMade me smile! Well, most don't now, but I guess it would have been an easy assumption given the close resemblance to the childhood stuffy! YAM xx
I am sure it's 'cos they look soft and cuddly. xx
Hi Mimsy, very cute, thank youf or the smiles. I have no idea why they are called bears :)
They have that look I guess but very different to most bears I've seen. : )
I suspect they were called bears because they are cute and cuddly looking. Very cute and cuddly.
Definitely I would agree. I believe it is traumatic for them to be handled too much so maybe they don't like being cuddled.
koalafications, I like that. I think they were originally called bears by the first white arrivals because they resembled teddy bears and the name stuck, because no one realised they weren't actually bears.
I too thought it rather well put.I am sure you are right as to why people thought they were a type of bear. We've found out differently since then.
lol : )