Skip to comments.Knut died of brain disease
Posted on 03/22/2011 12:25:46 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
Berlin - Germany's best-loved animal star, the polar bear Knut, died of brain disease, the Berlin zoo where he was born and raised announced on Tuesday.
Knut, who became a global media sensation, died unexpectedly on Saturday, aged four. He keeled over and fell into the water in his enclosure in front of horrified zoo visitors.
The zoo identified the cause of death after carrying out an autopsy on Monday.
Knut had been a constant attraction after he was rejected by his mother at birth and hand-raised by zoo keepers.
Environmental campaigners had blamed his death on the conditions of captivity at the zoo.
Knut in 2007
Survival of the fittest? The Left is uncomfortable with the concept, unless it is discussed in the context of Evolution and why we-don't-need-God-anymore. But if the Left sees a cuddly polar bear, they rescue it because they like to set themselves up as God and rescue the baby animals that cruel nature has rejected.
I know this polar bear is not a dog, yet we treated him as if he were. Is this worthy of a doggie ping?
I don’t know how she knew, but she knew, just the same................
Shame, I didn't know he was a liberal.
It is one traits of man. As if the creature living for four years was a waste.
[ Survival of the fittest? The Left is uncomfortable with the concept, unless it is discussed in the context of Evolution and why we-don’t-need-God-anymore. But if the Left sees a cuddly polar bear, they rescue it because they like to set themselves up as God and rescue the baby animals that cruel nature has rejected. ]
The left loves the idea of Intelligent Design when they use it.
I agree. I think the mother bear knew, and rejected the cub.
He's lucky. This could have been his fate.
He got four years of life, obviously not anything to sneeze at. Many species of healthy wild creatures often don’t live to four.
Brain problems. Brought on, of course, by global warming. All polar bears will suffer the same fate.
Bingo. Mother knew best.
One sniff told her, that boy ain’t right.
Here is video of his final moments. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=o9P_gUtZN-E
He is clearly uncomfortable before collapsing.
Mad bear disease?
Ugh, that’s not pleasant to watch. Yeah, pretty obvious he was having a serious problem even before he went into convulsions.
Seems rather sudden for a brain disease. A cerebral hemmorhage causes sudden death but it is usually not called a disease.
Mama Bear: “Somebody get rid of him! He’s got stinky brains.”
Ursine Spongiform Encephalitis?