I didn't know about this, until one of my readers pointed it out in her response to my article about many attractions Berlin has to offer.
Knut became popular soon after his mother rejected him. He was adopted by his main caregiver, Thomas Doerflein. Ever since many visitors kept returning to the ZOO just to see this cutie of a bear.
The celebrity of Berlin ZOO died on Saturday afternoon (19th of March) in front of hundreds of visitors. Witnesses reported that after the bear's left leg began shaking, he walked around in circles before falling into the water.
Even with one of Berlin's attractions gone, the capital of Germany has a lot to offer.