Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Will Siku Become the Danish Knut?


Last March, Knut, the world famous polar bear living at the Berlin Zoo, unexpectedly died after he collapsed into his enclosure's swimming pool. He was suffering from encephalitis and was only four years old. His death was mourned world wide.

Now there is Siku, a baby polar bear living in Denmark. Siku is considered a possible successor to Knut's fame. Like Knut, Siku was also rejected by his mother at birth and raised by zookeepers.

"Knutmania" spanned the globe and spawned toys, DVDs, books, and all kinds of paraphernalia. I even have a debit card with Knut's picture on it. Knut made millions for the Berlin Zoo; and perhaps, Siku will do the same for the Danish animal park where he resides.

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