Polar bear celeb dies
GERMANY was in stunned mourning yesterday after the sudden and premature death of Knut, Berlin’s world-famous polar bear, at the end of what animal welfare groups said was an unhappy, short life. Knut shot to global fame in 2007 after being rejected by his mother and reared by hand. Knut, pulled dead from a pool in his enclosure he shared with three females on Saturday afternoon, was four years and three months old, well below the average life expectancy for polar bears of around 35. The cause of Knut’s untimely death was not immediately known.