03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

It's A Girl! Polar Bear Cub Taken From Mom Is Newest German Star

Photos provided by the 'Tiergarten Nuernberg' zoo in Germany this week show a polar bear baby sleeping and being bottle fed. The Nuremberg zoo the cub that was taken away from her mother "Vera" over fears she might harm her.


The German media on Thursday predicted a bright future for a female polar bear cub separated from its disturbed mother at a zoo in Nuremburg.

The country's top-selling Bild newspaper suggested the four-week old cub, which is yet to be named, would make a perfect mate for Knut, the polar cub at Berlin's zoo who became a worldwide celebrity last year after he was rejected by his mother.

"Will she one day be Mrs Knut?" Bild asked in a front-page headline above a photograph of the new cub being carried in the jaws of her mother, Vera, before they parted ways.

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