The Second Coming: Beloved Polar Bear Knut To Go on Display

The Second Coming: Beloved Polar Bear Knut To Go on Display

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 12, 2013

He may have died nearly two years ago, but Knut the cuddly polar bear still lives on in the hearts of fans. Now they will be able to see him once again at Berlin's natural history museum. more... Comment ]

The Dream Lives On: Knut Immortalized with Bronze Statue in Berlin Zoo

The Dream Lives On: Knut Immortalized with Bronze Statue in Berlin Zoo

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 24, 2012

Berlin's famed Knut was officially immortalized on Wednesday with a bronze statue in the city's zoo. Though the cuddly polar bear won't be forgotten anytime soon, the memorial keeps the dream alive for future generations. more...

Even Cuter? Knut's New Half-Sister Makes Public Debut

Even Cuter? Knut's New Half-Sister Makes Public Debut

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 30, 2012

A polar bear cub who shares the same father as late Berlin celebrity Knut made her debut this week at the Wuppertal Zoo. But unlike her half-brother, wee Anori has not been abandoned by her mother. The cuddly pair delighted visitors with a romp around their enclosure, and zoo officials are optimistic about her future. more...

New Polar Bear Cub: Knut's Half-Sibling Born in German Zoo

New Polar Bear Cub: Knut's Half-Sibling Born in German Zoo

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 18, 2012

A polar bear that shares the same father as Berlin celebrity Knut (RIP) has been born in Wuppertal. There appears to be a distinct family resemblance, although "Anori," whose gender is still unknown, has the good fortune of not having been rejected by its mother. more...

Remembering a Beloved Bear: Berlin Zoo Chooses Design for Knut Memorial

Remembering a Beloved Bear: Berlin Zoo Chooses Design for Knut Memorial

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 13, 2012

Last year, hearts were broken in Berlin and around the world when Knut the polar bear died at the Berlin Zoo. Following an outpouring of grief, the zoo and an association supporting it decided to erect a monument to the bear, and issued a call to artists. On Friday, they announced the winner. more...

The 'New Knut': Danish Polar Bear Cub Siku Conquers the Internet

The 'New Knut': Danish Polar Bear Cub Siku Conquers the Internet

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 28, 2011

The debut of a tiny polar bear being hand-reared by zookeepers in Denmark has become a holiday Internet sensation this week. While the newborn cub's story is similar to that of Berlin's recently deceased star bear Knut, his handlers say Siku will be "completely different." more...

Knut Cobain: Berlin Struggles to Memorialize Star Bear

Knut Cobain: Berlin Struggles to Memorialize Star Bear

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 23, 2011

Thomas Ziolko heads a committee charged with selecting an official monument for Knut, the star bear at the Berlin Zoo that died in March after rocketing to worldwide fame. But it's a thankless task, he finds, a one that does injustice to animals not born cute and with a dramatic story. By Christoph Scheuermann more...

Remembering Knut: Polar Bear Will Be Given Home at Natural History Museum

Remembering Knut: Polar Bear Will Be Given Home at Natural History Museum

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 25, 2011

Officials at the Berlin Zoo and the city's Museum of Natural History have agreed to a Knut exhibit with the animal's remains. But Knut supporters are angrily filling an online memory book with demands that the animal be given a proper burial.  By Mary Beth Warner more...

Preliminary Autopsy Results: Knut May Have Died of Brain Disease

Preliminary Autopsy Results: Knut May Have Died of Brain Disease

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 22, 2011

The tragic death of Knut, the world-famous polar bear, may have been caused by brain problems, the Berlin Zoo said on Tuesday following the release of preliminary findings of his autopsy. The zoo plans to erect a memorial in his honor. more...

Obituary: Farewell Knut, Thanks for the Memories

Obituary: Farewell Knut, Thanks for the Memories

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 21, 2011

Knut, Berlin's world-famous polar bear who died on Saturday, was a product of the age of celebrity. But it wasn't just his stranger-than-fiction story that made him unique -- this bear had charisma, and will be very sorely missed. Berlin has lost an icon, and should erect a monument in his memory. By David Crossland more...