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Monkey, Schlepps mourn Knut

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Monkey, Schlepps mourn Knut

The Monkey and the entire Schlepp clan mourn the passing of Berlin’s celebrated polar bear, Knut.


Knut died unexpectedly in his enclosure at the Berlin Zoo on 19 March 2011. The polar bear, who was rejected as a cub by its mother and hand-reared by its trainer, became an international phenomenon in 2006 and 2007, and visitors swarmed to see him. As he grew into an adult bear, his popularity waned somewhat—but even at the time of his death there were some 600 people watching his antics.

The Monkey and the Schlepps express their sadness at Knut’s passing.

Monkey and Knut, Berlin, Germany
The Monkey paid a visit to Knut in December 2009. Though he couldn’t risk falling into the icy waters of Knut’s enclosure, the Monkey did snap a photo with Knut from a distance.

Knut the polar bear, Berlin, Germany
Rest in peace, Knut.



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