Wednesday, January 09, 2008

New Knut!

Too cute!

Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Nuremberg Zoo is preparing for a stampede of visitors and seeking marketing help after keepers decided to hand rear a baby polar bear to save it from injury.

The new bear's name will be chosen in a public competition, Deputy Mayor Horst Foerther told a televised press conference in Nuremberg. The cub was removed from the polar-bear enclosure at the age of four weeks after its mother Vera took her baby out of the cave and dropped it several times from a dangerous height.

``The cub had no chance of being properly reared by its mother, so with heavy hearts we decided we would have to intervene,'' said Dag Encke, the director of the zoo

1 comment:

Adventurous Kate said...

ADORABLE!!!! Even cuter than Knut....sadly, we all know this will not last....