Sponsors Peter and Rosalie Johnson wanted a bear that was happy and not too scary for their grandson, Dylan. This middle row jumper named Honey Bear is as kid-friendly and sweet as any bear could be! Honey Bear carries a jar of honey in case he gets hungry. There’s that darned bee buzzing by the jar and trying to get into the honey pot!
Honey Bear wears a wreath of daisies. His saddle and blanket are trimmed to match. He is looking cross-eyed at a blue butterfly perched on his nose wondering what will happen next.
Honey Bear was the first animal completed for the Carousel and also the first animal to be adopted, sharing this honor with Crunchy, the Shetland Pony.