Originally Posted by QSis
He is a doll-baby!
I haven't read the answer to this, so I'll ask here: Why does a mother bear reject her cubs? Why did Knut's mother reject him?
I heard in some cases animals who have grown up in zoo or being cared for by humans can lose some natural insticts, including maternal. I also have read and heard of these things happening to some other animals as well. But... to reject such an adorable thing like knut... she must have been out of her mind or blind!!
Also there are some arguments from animal rights activists that Knut shouldn't have been kept alive because this way he would not grow up to be a "real polar bear" and lose all natural instincts as a bear. But if he is perfectly happy in his surroundings, why not!!? And what about all those zoo grown pandas? IMO it is so much more inhumane and cruel to capture wild creatures who have been enjoying their free life and throwing them into cages for human entertainment.