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Knut, Famous Polar Bear, Found Dead

3/19/2011 12:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Knut -- the famous polar bear raised by zookeepers in Germany -- died Saturday in his compound, a Berlin zoo official announced today.

Knut Dead
Knut became famous after he was rejected by his mother at birth and raised by zookeepers at the Berlin Zoo.

According to one report, he was found floating in the water in the zoo's polar bear enclosure on Saturday. Bear keeper Heiner Kloes was quoted as saying, "He was by himself in his compound, he was in the water, and then he was dead ... He was not sick, we don't know why he died."

A cause of death is not known, but tests are expected to be performed Monday.

He was 4.


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Joe    

yep. this is why i sign on to tmz... to hear about polar bears. is this really tmz worthy ?

1282 days ago
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Trish    

My heart goes out to the zookeepers, they gave Knut 4 good years, by taking him under their wings.

1282 days ago
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Sonja    

Awww.. I remember the stories. I hope one of the fools who felt he should be put to sleep because he didn't 'fear man' didn't do something. And Joe this bear was a bit of a celeb at the time, all the news places covered his story of being hand raised.

1282 days ago
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buddah    

Who cares Tmz sucks anyways that's why i go on Mediatakeoutdot.com

1282 days ago
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Muppet    

Only 4 years old? In captivity they can live for 30+ years. I hope we hear more about how this polar bear died. Sounds to me like he was ill and noone noticed or something has gone horribly wrong?

1282 days ago
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Julie    

Poor Knut. I suspect foul play.

1282 days ago
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mottm    

ok, WHY did the bear die at the age of 4? What was wrong with it? Not natural, would've lived longer in the wild.

1282 days ago
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..EW..    

That's the mom's fault! She needs to go to jail!

1282 days ago
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Sassy    

Knut :( rip

1282 days ago
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fran    

aw poor Knut, this is sad, I hope it was a natural death .rip Knut

1282 days ago
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kickaboo    

sorry for Knut and his keepers.

1282 days ago
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Kiko    

I'm not accusing or anything, but Pharell Williams was headed for Berlin after the Dolce show in Moscow. Just sayin'...

http://www.tmz.com/2011/03/18/pharell-williams-man-fur-moscow-dolce-gabbana/

1282 days ago
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Jake    

Obviously Knut was not "winning".

1282 days ago
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peoplearesilly    

This is entertainment news because why?

I'm sorry. I thought this was AN ENTERTAINMENT SITE -- I MUST BE MISTAKEN?

1282 days ago
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meghan dean    

poor knut and he was just 4 poor knut. :(

1282 days ago
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