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Knut the Polar Bear Died After Suffering Epileptic Fit, According to Medics

Animals  (tags: tragedy, knut, cat scan, epileptic fit, sadness, inquiry )

- 3005 days ago -
Celebrity polar bear Knut died after an epileptic fit, medics have said. A CAT scan revealed abnormalities in his brain and neurologists said he may have inherited epilepsy from his father Lars, also a sufferer. Berlin Zoo confirmed the results of


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Sunday March 27, 2011, 11:07 pm
poor animal...:(
sadly noted

Constance F (418)
Sunday March 27, 2011, 11:42 pm
Ok, many of you know my opinion already. Captured from the wild to live in a concrete enclosure, so human beings can look upon the miserable existence of a magnificent animal. A complete tragedy. However; the genuine tenderness of the story is that people did honor his death, and placed flowers by him. Now, they should continue to honor him, and give him a proper burial, like we would for ourselves. Stuffing him and putting him into a musuem? I go back to my first comments. A complete tragedy, both for Knut, and what it says about human beings.

Alice C (1797)
Monday March 28, 2011, 1:57 am
noted ~ we will all miss Knut.

Carol H (229)
Monday March 28, 2011, 6:46 am
poor baby, thanks for the update Simone

Ava A (11)
Monday March 28, 2011, 9:21 am
How sad!

Marina Brennan (11)
Monday March 28, 2011, 9:40 am
Maybe Knut's untimely death will make people think about less celebrated polar bears, especially those in the wild. They don't need cameras, they need to be left alone. Not hunted, not disturbed in habitats and dens, and not left to survive on melting ice.

Little Star (56)
Monday March 28, 2011, 10:22 am
TOO SAD...even more so that they want to continue making money off of him by Stuffing him and displaying in a Museum...Can't they just let him die in PEACE?

Michael Carney (217)
Monday March 28, 2011, 1:46 pm
Rest in Peace, dear Knut...I hope these people at the Zoo and Musuem, realize what bad taste they are showing in trying to make money of poor Knut's dead body, by displaying him...Shame on all involved in that decision...Let Knut R.I.P.

Toni C (508)
Monday March 28, 2011, 8:57 pm
Noted... this could very well be the reason why the mother abandoned him as a very small cub.. she sensed there was something wrong. Animals do that in the wild, leaving them to die so only the best of the breed survives. Knut, you will be sorely missed, but I hope hey change their minds about stuffing you and putting you on display.

Mary T (178)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 7:43 pm
Noted and agree with Little Star.

MmAway M (519)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 12:25 pm
Noted with Sorrow, RIP dear Knut, and may all of the people that want to make more $$$ on your death, suffer from an anourmous amount of FLEAS on them!

Ioana B (132)
Friday April 1, 2011, 11:09 am
OH,i am so sad every time i remember Knut.May he rest in peace,poor sweet baby.
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