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Merry
10-06-2009, 05:27 PM
Polar Bear Baby Raised With Elvis

By Elvis Australia (Source: EP Gold March 21, 200)



The comforting power of Elvis has once again become obvious, this time for a baby polar at the Berlin.
Zookeepers are doing their best to keep a baby polar bear alive, after it was abandoned by its mother.
A healthy daily meal keeps the baby animal up and running, but after each meal, the baby polar bear is treated to 'feel good Elvis music'.
However, not all is well in Berlin. Animal right activists have filed a request to put the baby polar bear to sleep. Their main argument is the 'human' and therefore unnatural way the baby bear is raised. Away from his kin, the little animal has no chance to live a normal Bear live.
Needless to say that the general public thinks different, after seeing the cute first pictures.


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Polar baby melts hearts
Knut, the polar bear cub who has become a global sensation after surviving rejection by his mother, made his first public appearance at the Berlin Zoo yesterday.
Knut seemed to lap up the attention from dozens of cameramen and photographers, toddling around his enclosure, occasionally nibbling the boots of handler Thomas Doerflein and poking his nose into a pond.



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The 9kg bear triggered a wave of attention in recent days after an animal activist said he should have been put down after he and his brother were spurned by their mother following their birth in December.
His brother died, but Knut was reared by the zoo, with Mr Doerflein bottle-feeding him and strumming Elvis Presley songs for him on his guitar. Despite an impassioned debate over whether it is right to hand-rear the cub, the zoo has vowed it will not kill the bear.
A zoo in the eastern German city of Leipzig was faced with a similar dilemma last year when a sloth bear rejected its two newborn cubs. The zoo allowed one to die and put the other down because it feared that a bear raised by humans would become too attached to its handler.
Knut has his own video podcast and a song: "I was born in a zoo in the middle of Berlin, I have a lot of friends even a penguin ...'' Celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz has taken Knut's portrait for an environmental campaign.

From http://www.elvis.com.au (http://www.elvis.com.au/) Copyright Elvis Australia

Pacerstar
10-06-2009, 09:26 PM
That is a sweet story. I hope they decide to let the little bear live. So what, if he
can't live a bear's life. He will be alive! And enjoying Elvis' music!

mistymorning
10-07-2009, 02:24 AM
OMG ! what a sweet story ! let the little bear enoy his beautiful voice ! It will do a miracle !(y)

wildflower
10-07-2009, 03:45 AM
really sweet story- ye they should def let the little bear live... he was born in a zoo anyway, so he would have never had a "normal" bear life.
Do you think his fav track is "Let me be your teddy bear" ;):D

wildflower
xxx

spanish eyes
10-07-2009, 05:06 AM
Awww what a touching story so sad he was abandoned by his mother :( and while he can't be raised in the wild, it sure looks like he's surrounded by people who love him, I pray they let him live and I :) when I think of how Elvis' music lifts his spirits and brings him comfort :hug: to the cute little polar bear

Diane
10-07-2009, 07:25 AM
I believe animals have a right to life as much as we do. I would be ready for war if they put this little guy down.:angry:

Diane

SleepyJack
10-07-2009, 11:13 AM
How could anyone with even half a heart think of killing this little guy? So what if he doesn`t get to live like a "proper" bear...once he`s happy and healthy surely that is all that matters?

debtdbruno
10-07-2009, 12:20 PM
Well said


Deb

Rising Sun
10-08-2009, 03:59 AM
Knut is very famous here in Germany....:D
But by now he's grown up and I think he doesn't live in Berlin anymore but in Sweden (if I'm not mistaken :blush:)
So he's ALIVE (y)(y)(y)

I didn't know that story about them playing Elvis music to him, though :supriced: very sweet!!

Linda