Knut, Beloved Polar Bear in Germany, Found Dead: Berlin Zoo Official
|3:13:49 PM, Saturday, March 19, 2011|
"A publicity-addicted polar bear that became famous after his mother rejected him at birth died Saturday, a Berlin Zoo official said.
Knut, who was four years old, was alone when he passed away in his compound, bear keeper Heiner Kloes said.
The cause of death was unknown.
A necropsy is scheduled for Monday to figure out what killed the bear that was hand-raised by a team of zoo keepers since birth.
Knut was unable to care for himself after his mother rejected him following his 2006 birth, leaving humans to raise him.
He became a cause celebre when animal activists claimed it would be better for Knut to die than to be weaned by man..."
-- Aww... Remember this little guy? Super sad. =(