Since June is traditionally Bear Month at Rocky Mountain Cabin Décor, we thought that it might be fun to take a look at five famous bears that would make great inspiration for wildlife decor fans. And no, not one of the bears on our list has a sidekick named Boo Boo. As a matter of fact, there isn’t a fictional bear on our list. Here’s a look at our five picks and feel free to chime in on Facebook with a few of your own:
1.) Prehistoric Artie
Arctotherium, or “Artie” for short, was a short-faced bear that once roamed Argentina during the Pleistocene Period. His skeletal remains were unearthed in 2011 and eventually put on display. Scientists widely believe that he could reach a standing height of 11-feet and weighed far more than 3,000 pounds. He tops our list because of his age and size.
Next on our list is an American black bear that may cause many readers of a certain age to get nostalgic for pill box hats and hot pants. Yes, we are talking about Bruno. He’s the bear that was featured in the 1960s’ television phenomenon, Gentle Ben. Ringing in at more than 8-feet tall, Ben was said to have originally hailed from Wisconsin, and at his heaviest weighed in excess of 630 pounds. He was so famous, in fact, that he even had stunt doubles. And that leads us to the third famous bear on our list, Hammer.
Hollywood legend has it that Hammer loved the water. So it is no wonder that he was often the one taking center stage during the television show’s water scenes. In later years, he gave up his on screen career for a baby pool at one of West Palm Beach’s zoos.
Fourth on our list is another big name bear that film and television fans may remember. Known as Bart, this hefty grizzly bear had a resume as impressive as any of the other bears we’ve previously mentioned. During the course of his lifetime, he starred in a multitude of popular films, like Legends of the Fall, The Bear and The Great Outdoors. In addition, he has done charity work as a celebrity spokesbear and appeared posthumously in video games.
Last on our list is Goliath. Originally from Alaska, he earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for his size. At the time, he stood 12-feet tall and weighed a whopping 2,000 pounds. He passed away in the spring of 1991 and his remains have since been put on display in Sussex County, New Jersey.
If reading about these five bears has inspired you to add a bit of wildlife décor to your home, please contact us today. From now until the end of the month, we have great deals available on bear décor. In addition, you’ll be able to take advantage of our Triple Peak Advantage.