Well, he got to 4 years old. Doesn’t seem much for a polar bear though. How long do they usually last in the wild?
This was all over the newspaper I read today, I had to search for something about japan or Libia
Was one of those free newspapers though.
It’s dead, Jim.
OK … RIP Knut.
Never heard of him, but, well, looked like quite a nice bear.
Well, he was rejected at birth by his mother.
She probably new (or felt) that there was something wrong with him…
Survival of the fittest, anyone?..
But he was cute when he was small…
I can just hear Bones now: "Damnit, Jim, I’m a surgeon, not some sort of Ursidae veterinarian!
Some beautiful photos there, very sad end but thanks for posting, Doug.
His mum rejected him when she realised that the zoo had called him “Knut”, she was great with anagrams.
But seriously - in the animal world, mothers can instinctively sense genetic defects and reject offspring accordingly. We musicians should be grateful that ‘human’ mums don’t have this instinct.
I’m sure some do.
But not yours, or mine! Whew!