Berlin Zoo’s megastar polar bear, Knut (the zoo’s equivalent of a studio produced boy band), turned two on Friday, December 5. However, the celebration was a quiet affair.
News that the bear needs a larger enclosure as he reaches maturity has the bear’s biggest fans all atwitter. Due to the omnipresent credit crunch, the Zoo’s intention to renovate the bear’s home have all but disappeared. Instead, the Zoo is looking for potential new homes at European zoos far and wide.
I’m impressed to hear the Zoo is willing to give up its 27% increase in attendance in exchange for “doing the right thing”–for the bear itself (to have a healthier and happier life), and for the species as a whole (to be given a chance to breed).
Read the whole story here. There’s a nice little video along with the article that I can’t seem to get into the post. Check it out.