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Happy 4th Birthday, Knut!

Zoo-goers celebrate Germany's favorite polar bear
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 5, 2010 3:02 PM CST

(Newser) – Knut, Germany's favorite polar bear, has celebrated his 4th birthday with a lavish party at his zoo attended by about 250 people. Fish and meat were served in the polar bear's snow-covered, outdoor enclosure at the Berlin Zoo today, followed by a birthday cake shaped like the number 4. As Knut gobbled up his cake, the spectators sang "Happy Birthday" to him, German news agency DAPD reported.

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The visitors also were given the rare opportunity to feed Knut, and he seemed to enjoy the bread, fruit and fish they brought for him. Knut has been a star in Germany since he was hand-raised by zoo keepers after his mother rejected him at birth. Click here for more stories about him.
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