The Berlin Zoo’s 4-year-old polar bear died of apparent brain problems Saturday afternoon in front of visitors.
Jan. 6, 2009Knut, the polar bear who became a global celebrity as a cute cub, died at the Berlin Zoo Saturday at age 4. Knut, the first polar bear born at the zoo for more than 30 years, was rejected by his mother and fed instead by his keeper Thomas Doerflein. Thousands of visitors came to watch keeper and cub playing together, and Knut's fame soon spread around the world. Johannes Eisele/Reuters