Mittwoch, 16. Januar 2008

Our very own Knut

I don’t know if you've heard about the polar bear baby Knut that was raised by humans in one of the zoos of Berlin last year. Got loads of media attention, and not just in Germany, as far as I know.

Now the local zoo here in Nürnberg has a polar bear cub, too. It’s a girl and it doesn’t have a name yet. There were 2 bears who had babies but only one survived and the keepers have to feed it now because the mother bear Vera was a bit confused (She took the cub out of the “den” and dropped it a few times and didn’t take it back into the den.). The cub doesn’t have a name yet, but she is referred to in the press as Flocke (flake). She’s the cutest thing although she doesn’t do much beside sleep and drink yet. She can’t even crawl and only opened her eyes yesterday for the first time. And she makes the cutest noises in her sleep.

If you want to check her out, the zoo and the city of Nürnberg have set up a website that provides an image gallery etc.

I really hope the little bear will be okay. The zoo’s director says she might still get an infection and is not really safe before she’s 3 months old or something like that.

2 Kommentare:

  1. I love Polar Bears, at the moment there aren't any in London Zoo and it's a real shame.

  2. I've just been in Berlin, and I went to the Zoo. I saw Knut! I didn't know anything until I get there and saw all the expectation of the people. It's cute!


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