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    Knut the polar bear has turned from a cuddly cub into a publicity-addicted psycho, one of his keepers claimed yesterday.


    Markus Roebke said Berlin Zoo's celebrity animal was obsessed with the limelight and howled with rage when denied an audience.
    "Knut must go and the sooner the better," he said, insisting that the bear should be sent to an animal park where he received less attention.
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    Then and now: Left, Knut as a cuddly baby before his adoring fans, and right, as a grown-up 'publicity-addicted psycho'


    "He is addicted to the whole show, the human adulation. It is not healthy.
    "He actually cries out or whimpers if he sees that there is not a spectator outside his enclosure ready to ooh and aah at him.
    "When the zoo had to shut because of black ice everywhere he howled until staff members stood before him and calmed him down."
    Knut was rejected by his mother after he was born in December 2006, prompting some animal activists to say it would be better for him to die than to be weaned by man.
    The zoo let him live however and he has become a major attraction, pulling in 6million in revenue so far. Scroll down for more ...

    Now Knut is bigger, the crowds are larger - and, his keeper warns, his mental health is deteriorating


    Mr Roebke added: "The trouble is that he identifies himself as a human and not as a polar bear.
    "And as long as he is with us he will always think of Thomas Doerflein, the keeper who brought him up when he was a baby, as his father. Knut needs publicity and that must change.
    "We are not allowed to have contact with him and have received letters that if we breach this order our jobs are on the line. He is too unpredictable to play with now." Mr Roebke is not the only observer to question Knut's sanity. In January, a prominent animal conservationist branded him "an animal psychopath".

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    Poor Knut....they are wild animals. Cute as they are.

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    He's pretty!

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    Um, well, it IS a bear, it's not supposed to have the temperament of a docile little bunny wabbit.

    Then and now: Left, Knut as a cuddly baby before his adoring fans, and right, as a grown-up 'publicity-addicted psycho'


    *waits for inevitable Britney Spears joke*

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    I met Knut in July and I was shocked to see what a psycho he had become. And it's all the fault of the Zoo Berlin.

    They had a spotlight on him 15 hours a day and there were hundreds of kids yelling his name all day and half the night. If I were him I would have killed myself.
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    Poor Knut. It's not his fault, they made him this way. Maybe he's Bi-polar (HAHAHA!*slaps knee*) too. Definitely had a bad childhood. Has he flashed his nether regions at photographers yet?

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    Maybe he has PPD?
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    YES! Good to know we're on same page.

    Long time no see, Chilly!!

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    What's the problem?

    He's never going back into the wild anyhow, and being an attention getter is what brings people to the Zoo.
    People at Zoo = money for Zoo.
    Money for Zoo = food and vet attention for animals.

    Being raised by social animals (us) will make him crave social interaction and will probably make it easier to handle him...unless he takes after the crazy dude that scrubs his cage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeyotch View Post
    YES! Good to know we're on same page.

    Long time no see, Chilly!!
    Hey babe!



    I actuall have a stressful job now, can you believe it?
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    Animals, especially wild animals, do not exist for our entertainment. The "zoo" should be ashamed of itself.

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    awwwwww thats touching

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    I think the keeper is suffering from jealousy. Let's face it, this is the most attention he's gonna get unless he grows white hair and guest stars on Lost.

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