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Polar Bear Attacks Woman In Berlin (Video)

WHEN Anorak learnt that a polar bear had attacked a woman in Berlin, we thought of Knut stood atop the Brandenburg Gate, roaring with triumph as he stuck Lily Allen’s hair on his head

When we read that Knut was meeting with his therapist at the time, we thought of another nut – the woman who dived into the polar bear enclosure at Berlin Zoo.

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Posted: 11th, April 2009 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (18)

Knut The Polar Bear On Suicide Watch

POLAR Bear Watch: Anorak’s look at polar bears in the news…

KNUT, the German polar bear the Guardian calls an “activist” for global warming, is alive. But his former keeper is not. Thomas Doerflein has died.

THE INDEPENDENT reports: “Love story: Knut mourns his keeper”. Or as the experts put it:

Berlin Zoo yesterday categorically ruled out suggestions that Knut would experience feelings of loss as a result of his keeper’s passing. “It won’t be a problem for him,” said Klaus Lüdcke, a Berlin zoologist, “Knut has been looked after by a whole team – and for him the most important person is the one who brings the food.”

And Doerflein: “He said that he could wish the bear no better first-birthday present than permanent separation.”

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Posted: 24th, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets | Comments (2)