Wojtek (1942–1963; Pols pronunciation: [ˈvɔjtɛk]) wis a Sirian brown bear purchased, as a young cub, at a railwey station in Hamadan, Iran, bi Pols II Corps sodgers wha haed been evacuatit frae the Soviet Union. In order tae provide for his raitions an transportation, he wis eventually enleetit offeecially as a sodger wi the rank o preevat, an wis subsequently promotit tae corporal. In later life, he leeved at the Edinburgh Zoo.
the Sodger Beir
|Dee'd||2 December 1963 (aged 21)|
Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland
|Service/branch||Pols Land Forces|
|Years o service||1943–45|
|Unit||3522, 22nt Artillery Supply Company, II Corps (Poland)|
|Battles/wars||Battle o Monte Cassino|
- "Pomnik legendarnego niedźwiedzia Wojtka stanął w Krakowie" [Statue of the legendary bear Wojtek unveiled in Krakow]. Telewizja Polska (in Polls). 19 Mey 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2015.