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Pooh tops survey of favourite animal characters

Winnie the Pooh has been voted the UK's favourite animal character in a new survey

india Updated: Jun 09, 2006 20:56 IST

Winnie the Pooh has been voted the nation's favourite animal character in a new survey, heading a list dominated by iconic bears like Paddington and Rupert.

Pooh, created by A.A. Milne, won 51 percent of the vote in the survey, against Paddington's 41 percent.

The Jungle Book's Baloo the bear was third with 32 percent, just one point ahead of Black Beauty and two ahead of Rupert in fifth.

The survey for the PDSA veterinary charity survey coincides with the launch of the Big Book Fetch to raise funds for pets in need of vets.

Conducted among 1,191 adults, it gave Ashlan the lion from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" 30 percent along with Rupert, Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit 28 percent and Toad from "The Wind in the Willows" 27 percent.

Baloo bear from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book

First Published: Jun 09, 2006 15:29 IST