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overedge
03-21-2011, 10:58 PM
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12806742

nubka
03-21-2011, 11:01 PM
Gosh, he was only four years old... :(:(:(

cygnus
03-22-2011, 02:21 AM
:(

Lacey
03-22-2011, 02:26 AM
So sad and strange.

Vash01
03-22-2011, 04:12 AM
Sad.:(

falling_dance
03-22-2011, 04:21 AM
RIP Knut. :fragile:

marbri
03-22-2011, 11:25 AM
Read in the article he was rejected by his mother at birth and that the three female bears in the pen with him weren't inviting him over for tea parties. Maybe there is a reason for this and that Knut wasn't meant to survive and only did so for four years because man stepped in.

Stefanie
03-22-2011, 12:04 PM
I'm glad I got to see him two years ago. He was so cute.

RIP, Knut. :(

Satellitegirl
03-22-2011, 12:36 PM
Very sad, poor Knut :(

Buzz
03-22-2011, 02:32 PM
Rest in peace darling Knut. :(

Wyliefan
03-22-2011, 03:36 PM
Read in the article he was rejected by his mother at birth and that the three female bears in the pen with him weren't inviting him over for tea parties. Maybe there is a reason for this and that Knut wasn't meant to survive and only did so for four years because man stepped in.

Well, then I'm glad man stepped in. I think they were four pretty good years. RIP, Knut.

marbri
03-22-2011, 04:35 PM
Well, then I'm glad man stepped in. I think they were four pretty good years. RIP, Knut.

I'm not celebrating his death. Just wondering out loud.

Skate Talker
03-22-2011, 07:26 PM
In Canada they mention the normal life spans for Polar Bears in the wild and in captivity. In Winnipeg we lost our last Polar Bear, Debbie a little while ago - she was 42 - very ancient.

Skittl1321
03-22-2011, 07:34 PM
I'm not celebrating his death. Just wondering out loud.

Weren't they all in a zoo though? So man steps in for ALL the bears, not just the one the Mom rejected- though obviously they intervened more for him.

He was a cute little bear.

Andora
03-22-2011, 07:35 PM
Well, then I'm glad man stepped in. I think they were four pretty good years. RIP, Knut.

I don't know. I remember reading a year or so ago that he was one unhappy polar bear once the cute factor started wearing off. His Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knut_(polar_bear)#2008.E2.80.932010) has more info on how his life may not have been so fantastic.

RIP indeed, though. Maybe things could have turned around for him over time?