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Knut the Polar Bear -- Who Wants Stuffing?!

3/23/2011 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Celebrity polar bear Knut may soon become the world’s most famous stuffed animal -- because German zoo keepers have said they are considering stuffing the guy and putting him on display.

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According to a spokesman from the Berlin Natural History Museum, taxidermists have already removed Knut’s fur and the museum is in discussions with the Berlin Zoo on whether or not to stuff the bear and put him on display.

A necropsy was performed Monday and preliminary test results show Knut’s sudden death last weekend may have been caused by brain abnormalities.


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CrashAndBurn    

Forget the stuffing. When's the BBQ. Don't wanna let the meat go to waste.

1219 days ago
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gigi    

Maybe thats why the mother didn't want him. She recgonize something in her cub that us humans would not be able to see. It is survival of the fittest.

1219 days ago
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hfn    

not nice!!! google images "phil the gorilla" he's the most famous stuffed (and biggest) animal ever! poor phil:( he's even been bronzed and it looks very um??? curvy?

1219 days ago
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GEL    

Oh PETA's going to have a heyday with this. First they tried to claim his death could have been prevented (talk about jumping the gun)...turns out he had a brain abnormality. Most likely the reason he was rejected initially when he was young...animals do that for a reason ya know. Now they are considering stuffing him...that's going to send PETA into a frenzy I'm sure. There's nothing wrong with what the zoo wants to do...his life will still have a purpose educating others about a species they would never see in the wild.

1219 days ago
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CrashAndBurn    

Send the fur to pharell williams. maybe he can make some socks out of them.

1219 days ago
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Tellthetruth59    

Poor Knut... RIP big guy.

1219 days ago
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Stiletto    

It would be VERY nice if some rich person or PETA gave the zoo a healthy donation in exchange for Knut's body so he could be properly buried. What a hard life that little guy lived. He deserves some peace...not to become a sideshow even in death.

1219 days ago
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Lisa    

Aw....don't stuff him! That's just circus mentality! Does he really need to be put on display any longer? Give the poor bear back to Mother Earth. Jeez. Sometimes I really hate the human race.

1219 days ago
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jpierce26    

Ha Ha PETA put it's foot in their mouth again. Brain abnormalities like I said in my post last week was most likely the cause. This is something not brought on by zoo keepers. This is something that was just natural. I hope PETA next time finds real things to gripe about. I soooooo called this one!!!

1219 days ago
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kp    

that's like stuffing the family dog---------- ewwwwwwwwwwww

1219 days ago
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mija    

That's quite tasteless of them.

1219 days ago
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Cujeaux    

Disgraceful. This is a prime example of why those idiots should have never been allowed to care for ANY of the polar bears in that hell hole they call a zoo. Polar bears should never be taken out of their natural cold weather climate for any reason, period.

1219 days ago
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CarolynAB    

Sure, why not?
After all, it was Germans who brought the exhibit "Bodies" to the masses. Y'know, those Chinese cadavers used against the wishes of their families and manipulated into grotesque poses for fun and profit.
More German engineering, I suppose.

1219 days ago
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elysummers    

Maybe that's why his mother abandoned him. (The article states that he had brain abnormalities) Nature usually takes care of itself.

1219 days ago
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MiMi    

What is wrong with these Zoo people? Give the poor baby a burial for pity sake. I cannot believe they have skinned the poor thing. I would NEVER frequent that zoo again if I lived in Berlin. Come on people boycott it.

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