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Knut the polar bear died of epilepsy, autopsy shows

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Knut, the celebrity orphan polar bear who drew thousands of visitors to Berlin zoo, died after an epileptic fit, according to neurologists quoted by Focus magazine. A CAT scan had revealed abormalities in the brain of the bear, who may have inherited epilepsy from his father Lars, also a…

Necropsy indicates Knut the polar bear had brain damage

BERLIN (AFP) – Berlin’s superstar polar bear Knut, who died suddenly over the weekend aged just four, likely fell victim to undiagnosed brain damage, his zoo said Tuesday. Berlin Zoo said in a statement that a preliminary necropsy conducted Monday revealed “significant changes to the brain, which could be seen…

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