Polar bear Knut dies

From Associated Press:

Berlin zoo: Beloved polar bear Knut has died

BERLIN — A Berlin zoo official says world-famous polar bear Knut has died.

Bear keeper Heiner Kloes said that four-year-old Knut died Saturday afternoon while alone in his compound. He says the cause is not yet clear.

Kloes says a post mortem will be conducted on Monday to try to pinpoint his cause of death.

Knut rose to stardom when he was hand-raised by zoo keepers after his mother rejected him at birth.

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