When Wojtek grew to full size he stood 6 foot 1 inches tall on his hind legs and could carry as much as 4 men. Nobody trained him to do so - he just saw his fellow soldiers carrying ammunition and joined in. This colouring page captures Wojtek in action!
Wojtek the Soldier Bear Colouring Page 2
We ask children to think of adjectives that could be used to describe Wojtek. Strong, brave, loyal, tall ... these are just some that come to mind.
Here's a printable version of the story of Wojtek, complete with photos and illustrations. Who would have guessed that a bear could have played a part in World War II and become such a beloved companion of his fellow soldiers!