Knut The Much Beloved Polar Bear,4,Found Dead Unexpectedly In The Water Today After Spending Time With Several Female Bears…Germany And The World Mourns
Heiner Kloes ,who is in charge of bears at Berlin zoo, report that the world’s most famous polar bear was found dead in a pool in his cage at the Zoologischer Garten Berlin Saturday, with no immediate cause of death announced.(NY Daily News)
Knut suddenly collapsed and was found dead in a pool of water . He was not sick, and he had shown no sign of any underlying health problem.(TMZ)
Knut had originally made headlines when he was hand-raised by zoo keepers after being rejected by his mother at birth in December 2006,against the advice Frank Albrecht, spokesman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), who said that Knut should have been killed rather than humiliated by being raised “as a domestic pet”.(Peta Germany Calls For Knut’s castration to prevent incest!!!)
He declared that the zoo was violating animal protection legislation by keeping him alive…(Huffpo)
…sounds like Knut’s death worked out well for PETA….
PETA has stooped to a new for their group by jumping on the unfortunate news of Knut’s premature death, and exploiting it to further their own agenda.(Daily Mail)
The are claiming that Knut’s death could have been avoided, because they had contacted the zoo authorities to inform them, month’s ago, that Knut was being terrorized by three female polar bears that shared the same habitat with Knut, including Knut’s mother!(TMZ)
They suggested to the zoo operators that if Knut was not moved to a space by himself, that the females might kill him.There had been stories concerning violent maulings between the captive bears that have been confirmed.(Pics)
They went on to add to their story with this ending statement…”polar bears do not belong on captivity”…(Source)
Sadly, German news agency DAPD reported that unfortunately, between 600 and 700 people were at Knut’s compound and saw the four-year-old bear die.(USA Today)
Knut shared his zoo enclosure with his mother, Tosca, and two other females, Nancy and Katjuscha.
In captivity, polar bears have lived up to 30 years, so Knut’s demise at only 4, is an anomaly.