His story touched the hearts of many: the adorable Knut was rejected by his mother at birth and raised by zookeepers. What was amazing, too, is that Knut was the first polar bear to survive past infancy for more than three decades at the Berlin Zoo.
Examinations showed that Knut drowned after suffering brain inflammation. He was four years old.
RIP, beloved furry one.
December 5, 2006 - March 19, 2011