Date: 2011-03-19 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stargazer1960.livejournal.com
Poor little guy wasn't all that old, either.

Date: 2011-03-20 07:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theholyinnocent.livejournal.com
I know. Mrs. THI thinks he died of a broken heart, because he lost his trainer friend a couple years ago.

Date: 2011-03-19 11:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] return2zero.livejournal.com
NO! Say it isn't so!

Date: 2011-03-20 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theholyinnocent.livejournal.com
Yeah, I'm afraid so. :( They don't know yet what caused it.

Date: 2011-03-20 05:02 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-03-20 05:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psimilarity.livejournal.com
"Knut, who shot to fame as a highly photogenic, snow-white cub in 2007, was aged just four years and three months, well below the average life expectancy for polar bears of around 35."

Uh, yes, master/mistress of understatement, that is "well below."

Date: 2011-03-20 08:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theholyinnocent.livejournal.com
I know. :(

Do the life expectancies differ between bears in captivity and those in the wild? I wonder. Although the Wiki article for Binky said he lived for 20 years. (I loved that photo of him with the woman's shoe.)

Date: 2011-03-20 07:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dathon.livejournal.com
Crap. How sad, both on it's own merit and because is makes me miss Mollie.

Date: 2011-03-20 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sravenk.livejournal.com
I was just gonna say that. Knut always made me think of Mollie. Maybe they're frolicking in a parallel universe together somewhere.

Date: 2011-03-20 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theholyinnocent.livejournal.com
Yeah, Knut & Mollie are inseparable in my mind. I think Stark is right, they are frolicking (and snorfling) in a parallel NOLA.

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