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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:16 AM
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Polar Bear Knut Drowned, to be stuffed
Fri Apr 1, 2011 12:03 PM ET

Celebrity polar bear Knut died by drowning, the Berlin Zoo said on Friday.

The polar bear suffered from encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain, which caused him to collapse before he drowned on March 19, a necropsy indicated. Knut would have likely died from brain swelling if he had not drowned, zoo officials said.

"In the end, Knut actually drowned," Achim Gruber, managing director of the animal pathology institute at Berlin's Free University, told a news conference.Gruber explained that the bear had had "severe brain damage" for some time, causing uncontrollable muscle spasms.

Mourning over the four-year-old superstar polar bear is slowly but surely being replaced with a growing wave of anger -- and confusion.


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http://news.discovery.com/animals/polar-bear-knut-drown...

Bury him or cremate and scatter the ashes, give him some dignity after death.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:55 AM
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1. So how did he get so bad?
I don't get it.
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