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
Happy 4th Birthday, Knut!
Polar bear Knut stands behind his 'birthday cake' to celebrate his 4th birthday in the Zoo of Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010.   (Michael Sohn)

(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.

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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