Unusual Love That Became Legendary – 10 Pictures

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It’s not the first time we hear about unconditional love between people and wild animals. For animals raised in different surrounding than wilderness, there’s nothing unusual in becoming friendly with humans. This behavior is especially characteristic for animals in the Zoo. In the end, isn’t it all about the friendship and love? This polar bear, called Knut, was born in Berlin Zoo, 11 years ago. Looking like a small snow ball and rejected by his mother at birth, he was raised by Zookeepers.

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Like a baby

Knut spent his first weeks in an incubator. Still very small and completely without fur, he needed somebody to take care about him. That’s the part in the story where Thomas Dörflein gets involved. He lived in the break room next door and took care of this little bear, bathed, bottle fed and played with him. Living so close was the ideal solution, because Knuts meals were supposed to be in two-hour-space, just like when mother feeds her newborn baby. Imagine you have little polar bear instead of cute baby?

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Just try to leave me!

One of the his best companions and also adopted parent, Thomas Dörflein has created bond so strong with this little bear, that every time he needed to leave the cage where Knut lived, after he has given him food and played a little bit with him, was very hard. Knut got used to Thomas and the time he spent alone was difficult to survive. As he lived in the Zoo, most of his daily activities were planned. Whether he was playing with Thomas, or with soccer ball, the attention he was getting was huge.

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You cannot resist this look

Many wondered how the little Knut has never tried to bite Thomas. However, due to the fact that small animals are not aware of the environment and do not recognize faces, it is impossible to imagine how this relationship is going. However, the picture speaks more than a thousand words. Warm Thomas look and cuddly Knut sniffing can’t fool us. This picture freely dissolves the toughest of hearts.

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Happy birthday!

Everyone celebrates their birthday and love to be the center of attention, so the Zookeepers always try to do something special that day for Knut. On the day of his birthday they would arrange the food in the form of the number of years, instead of birthday cake.

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