One Cool Thing: 5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Smokey Bear


Photo: Smithsonian National Zoo

In celebration of Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday, the Smithsonian National Zoo teamed up with the U.S. Forest Service to bring zoo visitors a new exhibit highlighting the story of this famous bear. Check out the exhibit next time you visit and in the meantime, learn the Zoo’s favorite facts about Smokey that you probably didn’t know! Happy Birthday Smokey, thanks for all your work preventing forest fires! 

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