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    Star bear Knut to stay in Berlin

    Star bear Knut to stay in Berlin


    Knut has delighted the crowds and proved to be a money-spinner

    Berlin Zoo has agreed to pay 430,000 euros (370,000) to another German zoo in order to keep its celebrity polar bear and star attraction Knut.

    Knut's father came from Neumuenster Zoo, which claims not only legal ownership of Knut but also a slice of the revenue he has generated.

    Berlin Zoo offered Neumuenster 350,000 euros, but the latter sought 700,000 before the settlement was reached.

    Knut's antics as a cub made him a celebrity after his birth in 2006.

    In 2007 alone Knut generated more than 5m euros in extra income for Berlin Zoo, from the sale of tickets and Knut-branded merchandise.

    Knut was controversially hand-reared after his mother rejected him.

    Berlin Zoo now sells a big range of Knut-branded goods, including soft toys, jigsaws and mobile phone ring tones.

    Neumunster Zoo loaned Knut's father, Lars, to Berlin for breeding in 1999, on the understanding that the first cub he fathered would eventually be returned to them.




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    He must be well pleased.

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    This sorry tale is sickening.

    I guess the law-suit was setted then?

    Kept that quiet, cnuts.

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