Zoo: Another cute bear cub

2008-04-17 00:00

Polar bear cub Wilbaer plays in the water in the outdoor enclosure at the Stuttgart Zoo with mother Corinna, in Stuttgart, southern Germany, on his public debut yesterday — but zoo officials think he won’t be as popular as Berlin’s Knut and Nuremberg’s Flocke, who had to be rescued from their abusive mothers.

Dieter Zauch, the zoo chief, told a television interviewer: ‘People are more attracted by disasters. I don’t believe we’re going to get thousands of people queuing up here to see this bear’.

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