If there's one thing Berlin loves, it's a polar bear. Ever since Knut died in 2011, fans have been pining for a new arrival. Today, the city's Tierpark zoo showed off the latest contender – a cub born to its mother Tonja in December.
Berlin's Tierpark zoo has presented a new celebrity — a 3-and-a-half-month-old polar bear — to the public. The cub is seen as a successor to Knut, the Berlin polar bear that became a worldwide celebrity.
Zookeepers in Berlin have announced that their baby polar bear is a lively girl with "a few sharp claws." The little bear measures just 61 centimeters and could get her first visitors as early as March.
Is it an animal story or a poetic journey? Perhaps even satire? Yoko Tawada's novel about polar bear Knut at the Berlin Zoo and three generations of his ancestors is suspended between reality and a magical dreamworld.
Berlin's Tierpark Zoo has said that the baby polar bear born just last month had died of unknown causes. Another cub from the same mother had died earlier last year.
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