The world is mourning the sudden death of Berlin's most famous polar bear. A tourist caught the exact moment when 4-year-old Knut keeled over and died in his enclosure at the Berlin Zoo.

Knut was born in captivity at the Berlin Zoo in 2006. He became an overnight celebrity when a German tabloid published a quote from an animal rights activist protesting keeping the bear in captivity. Knut's worldwide fame spawned toys, media specials, DVDs, and books.

In the video, it appears as if Knut is sick. Poisoned maybe? The video starts off with a disoriented Knut chasing his tail around in circles. Eventually, he is unsteady on his feet and loses his balance. Finally, Knut lets out a loud groan and keels over backwards into the water.

Tourists can be heard screaming in the background as Knut thrashes in the water for a few seconds before drowning. How sad.

  • SnootyPooty

    OMG how sad!!!!!!! SNIFF SNIFF TEAR ... That video pulls at my heart strings

  • Eb

    What's with all the animal death videos on sr? First the snake biting on a nip nip & now Knut the polar bear. :blink:

  • Dawn Sheen

    Sandra is a conspiracy theorist... let me guess... Chris Brown's blonde hair killed Knut?

    He died of natural causes just like all them fishes and birds from a few months ago...

  • miamore1973

    It looked like something was wrong with him. His leg started to bother him after a while. Then it almost looked like he had a seizure or something before falling into the water.

    I actually hate that its on video.

  • Spicy_Ma

    It looks like he got hold to some flamin' weed. Where he get that at?

  • Peachizz

    OMG...My heart stopped for a second...The poor polar bear seems like he was having a heart attack or something.. RIP K-nut...

  • SnootyPooty

    Hey Mia

  • kimip84

    3 Dawn Sheen says:

    Sandra is a conspiracy theorist… let me guess… Chris Brown’s blonde hair killed Knut?

    He died of natural causes just like all them fishes and birds from a few months ago…

    :dead: LMBO

  • KrayZKat

    Poor fella! RIP Knut :cry:

  • organicgrl

    Oh my goodness, I never thought this video would see daylight.. my heart hurts for Knut. I have been following him since he was born and rejected by his mother..RIP Knut..

  • daprinceofradio

    That POOR bear :( looked like he was having a seizure b4 he fell RIP knut.

  • KIM 2.0

    Awww. It looked like he was seizing with all that twitching he was doing. Sad, they r not suppose 2 b in a warm ass zoo anyway, he suppose 2 b in a freezing cold environment

  • afineparadigm

    That almost looks similar to a 'mad cow' episode, IMO...

  • ELove

    I CAN'T watch the video because the comments were ENOUGH For Me (Real...)

    Now if you put the ONE with the Black Bear that was shot with a tranquilizer and FELL Head First to the ground (I'll WATCH THAT...) Now THAT SHYT Was Funny :lol:

  • YSoSerious

    Okay...Not watching this. :blink:

  • Taten1

    sad sad, :( poor Knut. this video made me sad but he shouldnt have been there in the first place.

  • kingstonn

    why would you post this? :wail:


    This is a sad vid, but the thing that gets me is people sometimes feel more compassion for animals then they do about humans that suffer.

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  • yerkesbabe

    That was really sad. DANG... I really love animals and I hate to see them going thru any kind of distress.

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    @BIGPAPA :hug:
    @YSO ME NEITHA :no:

  • free

    not watching this...but i hope they find out the cause.

  • ALBoy

    Whats Up Everybody!

  • mirsmommy

    I can't watch the video :no: We're mourning the death of one of my dogs, Bam Bam. We love you, and will miss you dearly. :wail:

  • miamore1973

    Hey Sha!!!