Berlin's beloved polar bear Knut, who rose to stardom when he was hand-raised by zoo keepers after being rejected by his mother rejected at birth, died on Saturday, March 19, 2011, a zoo official said. The world-famous bear died alone in his compound, bear keeper Heiner Kloes told The Associated Press. "He was by himself in his compound, he was in the water, and then he was dead," said Kloes. "He was not sick, we don't know why he died." Between 600 and 700 people were at Knut's compound and saw the four-year-old bear die, German news agency DAPD reported.
(Michael Sohn, File/AP Photo)