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Old 03-27-2007, 07:13 PM   #1
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Knut the polar bear cub... isn't he the cutest thing... :-)

I just came across him by chance while surfing... I couldn't help but sharing some ooohs and aaaahs with you folks...

Photo Gallery of Knut the baby polar bear from Berlin zoo

Enjoy!!

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Old 03-27-2007, 07:28 PM   #2
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Awwww, he is too precious - thanks for sharing !
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:23 PM   #3
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Cute, Cute, Knut!

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Old 03-27-2007, 10:41 PM   #4
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awwww .... he's so adorable. I want one but don't think Trinket would take kindly to me bringing in another occupant .

Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to take our annual trip to the Indianpolis Zoo.
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Old 03-28-2007, 12:22 AM   #5
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Oh my goodness, what a little cutie! I am very jealous of Mr. Dorflein--what a cool job!
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:37 AM   #6
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polar bears are cool!
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:52 AM   #7
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OMG Mish!! I am suffering some serious cute overdose!! Thanks so much for sharing that videoclip!!

Sizz me too... polar bear cub is one of those pets I so want if they STAY THAT WAY!!

I am glad you enjoyed him... one drawback of hardly ever watching any television is, sometimes I miss something like this!!
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:57 AM   #8
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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?

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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?

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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.
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Oh he's so cuuuuuuuuuuuuute !!

Okay.. I want him !
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