For more than a decade, one cartoon bear has reigned supreme, lobbying for softer landings and better bathroom etiquette. But who is the Charmin bear, really?
Charmin, a brand manufactured by Procter & Gamble, has never before publicly revealed the bear's identity - or his or her inspiration - until now. We asked the company to name the bear's species, and it was reluctant, ruling out polar bears, grizzlies, koalas and even gummies. We even gave Charmin a list of bear species to choose from. Then, wildlife biologist David Steen suggested the unimaginable - could the Charmin bear be a formerly abused circus bear?