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TED Talks: Season 2014

2014x105 Jon Mooallem: The strange story of the teddy bear, and what it reveals about our relationship to animals
TV-PG

  • 2014-05-27T06:00:00+02:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt legendarily spared the life of a black bear — and prompted a plush toy craze for so-called "teddy bears." Writer Jon Mooallem digs into this toy story and asks us to consider how the tales we tell about wild animals have real consequences for a species' chance of survival — and the natural world at large.

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