Tuesday, June 17, 2008
The story of Knut the polar bear
There has been plenty of hype around Knut the polar bear. A brief introduction about Knut is in order. He was born in the Berlin zoo and rejected by his mother for unknown reasons. He grew up in captivity past infancy ,became a celebrity and the zoo earned truckloads of money of his accord. One look at him and it's obvious what shot him to stardom. There is a corner inside every human being that Knut manages to touch and we go "Awwwww....." . The thing is, he is one and a half years old now. A big shaggy polar bear and getting increasingly less cute day by day. But people still remember him as Knut, the polar bear that was cute. How peculiar, that stardom in the animal kingdom fades with age too.