Germany's youngest celebrity, Knut the polar bear cub, made his highly-anticipated publick debut at The Berlin Zoo on Friday and appeared unfazed by all of the the media scrum surrounding his first excursion. The three-and-a-half-month old white cub padded gingerly around his new enclosure to the gasps and sighs of onlookers.
Feeling bolstered by a breakfast of porridge (perhaps oatmeal), the puppy-sized cub sniffed at the grass and rolled in the dust as he delighted the crowds. "I want to take him home," said Daniel Wolff, five, whose mother had bought him a specially made "Knut" cuddly polar bear toy on sale on a stand outside the enclosure.
Knut stole the heart of Berliners after he was born in December but rejected by his mother Tosca. A bearded zookeeper moved into the enclosure to look after him round the clock. The highly publick nature of this event led to a widely publicized animal rights contretemps.
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