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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Knut, the Celebrity Bear Died on 19 March 2011

knut bearThis post is a tribute to the celebrity polar bear named Knut. Knut died yesterday and it's amazing to know how this bear has stirred animal issues and became a celebrity all over the world. The Knut song is also posted below.

Moreover, some cover pages and popular magazines where Knut was featured, some of them will be posted below also. Let the goodmemories of Knut be alive! The facts about Knut are in the following paragraphs.

Knut was a polar bear who was born in captivity at the Berlin Zoological Garden. Rejected by his mother at birth, he was raised by zookeepers. He was the first polar bear cub to survive past infancy at the Berlin Zoo in more than 30 years. At one time the subject of international controversy, he became a tourist attraction and commercial success.After the German tabloid newspaper Bild ran a quote from an animal rights activist that seemingly called for the death of the young cub,[neutrality is disputed] fans worldwide rallied in support of his being hand-raised by humans. Children protested outside the zoo, and e-mails and letters expressing sympathy for the cub's life were sent from around the world.

Knut became the center of a mass media phenomenon dubbed "Knutmania" that spanned the globe and spawned toys, media specials, DVDs, and books. Because of this, the cub was largely responsible for a significant increase in revenue, estimated at about five million euros, at the Berlin Zoo in 2007. Zoo attendance figures for the year increased by an estimated 30 percent, making it the most profitable year in its 163-year history.


Knut died at the age of four on the afternoon of 19 March 2011.

Below is a beautiful German song for Knut and I am sure kids like it...and I like it too.




Below is a collection of Knut's printed and programmed memories... long live the thought forand of Knut!
Knut in a PC game. The game character, inspired by Knut is very cute... just like Knut himself in real life.

Knut as a post stamp, campaigning for the conservation and preservation of nature.
 "Natur weltweit bewahren", literally, "preserve the natural world"... Long live Knut (even just the memories)..

Knut is cute and simply undeniably famous! It's a pity he's passed away...:(
Sources: Wikipedia and Youtube

4 comments:

  1. that is so sad.... it was indeed a very cute bear...

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  2. it is indeed a very sad story...i read a huge article in the newspaper 2 weeks ago....poor thing!

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  3. I like Knut, a pity he is no longer with us

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  4. It was such a shame that this beautiful animal died, he was so cute.

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