|Photo: Markus Schreiber (Time.com)|
It died March 19, 2011. News link here.
Hand-reared by Thomas Dorflein when it was abandoned by its mother, it brought millions of euros of revenue to Berlin Zoo.
Here's a link to the Vanity Fair May 2007 shoot.
Germany also has another star polar bear. Meet Flocke when she was still a baby early 2008.
|Photo: Joerg Koch (Time.com)|
"Hi I am Flocke (translates to Flake for Snow Flake) , I am a She and a lot of people thinks I am lovely. I now reside in a Zoo in Antibes, France with Rasputin, a male polar bear."
Here's Knut and Thomas:
1. Knut translates to "cute" in German.
2. He was the cover of Vanity Fair Magazine, May 2007 Edition. Of course, Annie Leibovitz took the photos.
3. His handler had a heart attack in 2008 and died.
You are definitely loved Knut.
P.S. All photos are from varying online sources.