01/03/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Knut The Polar Bear Needs A New Home

Knut -- a polar bear we've loved to watch grow up here on TreeHugger -- is the latest housing market victim.

The Berlin zoo can no longer afford to house the big bear, who needs a larger compound to match his ever growing size and activity needs. So they're putting up a "Polar Bear Seeking New Home" sign. Where is Knut headed next?

The Berlin zoo's bearkeeper has decided that Knut, at two years old, is needing more room to romp both in the water and in the sack. He needs a larger compound to get more exercise and mate, but that means a €9m investment in new construction that the strapped zoo just can't afford right now.

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