Happy 70th Birthday Smokey [Video]
He doesn't look a day over 40, it must be all those winters hibernating, but Smokey Bear turns 70 on Saturday, August 9th. But, as you can see from the video above, don't plan on bringing Smokey Bear a cake lit with candles into the forest!
Smokey was created in 1944 because there was a fear that while America was at war, and most of the firefighters were overseas, that America's enemies would start forest fires.
Smokey sure has come along way since black and white TV and radio. Now he has a Facebook Account with 294,000 likes, he has a Twitter Account with over 25,000 followers and also has his own Instagram, You Tube Channel and Flickr account too!
In 2001, Smokey's signature line was changed from "Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires" to "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires".