Lost teddy explores the Royal Sask. Museum, searches for owner
Toddler lost the bear after T-Rex exhibit scare
Whether it's the neolithic age or Indigenous round dancing, one forgotten teddy bear is getting a crash course in world history, all thanks to social media and staff at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum.
On June 23, staff at the museum noticed one little boy running out of the T-Rex exhibit that houses museum mainstay Megamunch.
The boy was crying and frightened after encountering the looming dinosaur.
A gallery interpreter tried to comfort him, assuring him his teddy bear would help.
Later that day, museum staff found the the snuggly keepsake in the men's washroom, apparently forgotten by the boy. They've been trying to find its family since then.
Gallery interpreter Jenna Cannon said she and her colleagues decided to use social media to put out some feelers to find the bear's family.
Did your teddy bear go missing? He's here and we think he wants to go home. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Megamunch?src=hash">#Megamunch</a> is too scary. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/lostbear?src=hash">#lostbear</a> <a href="http://t.co/uwigNNoAwd">pic.twitter.com/uwigNNoAwd</a>—@royalsaskmuseum
Using the hastage #LostBear on Twitter, museum staff have documented all the bear's explorations of the museum.
"My boss was like, 'wouldn't be it kind of cute if we took some pictures of the bear having adventures in our museum?'"said Cannon.
"Normally whatever gets lost, we go through it eventually and end up donating it," she said.
Staff at the museum hope that's not the case with this particular item.
"I think the little boy is missing him a lot more than I'll be when he leaves," Cannon said.
Until that happens, his learning and adventures continue.
Cannon encouraged people to keep tweeting and sharing the bear's adventures throughout the museum, in hopes of reaching his four or five-year-old owner.
Are you the owner of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/lostbear?src=hash">#lostbear</a>? He's getting brave exploring the RSM. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Megamunch?src=hash">#Megamunch</a> may be scary but not Omaciw. <a href="http://t.co/G4gdj9hiiD">pic.twitter.com/G4gdj9hiiD</a>—@royalsaskmuseum