My good friend, Hana the Dog, submitted one more Big World Assignment last year before she passed away. She sent her mom and dad to the Berlin Zoo for a first hand report on Knut, the Polar Bear!
Knut is very famous in Germany. He was born Dec 5, 2006 at the Berlin Zoo but was rejected by his birth mom. The zookeepers then hand raised him, and he was the first Polar Bear cub to survive in captivity in more than 30 years.
There was controversy about the cub being hand raised by humans, and that the zoo was violating animal protection legislation by keeping him alive.
Thankfully, Knut was cared for and today is a healthy adult Polar Bear! He sure is good at standing up and catching treats from the visitors at the zoo!
Humans are still fighting over money issues related to Knut's commercial success, unfortunately.
I like my new friend, Knut, and I do believe I might have some Polar Bear in my jeans! What do you think?
Thank you Angel Hana for this wonderful report!