Memories of Knut in 2008

Jun 5th, 2022 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

5.6.2022 – Photos by Gudrun

We have so many sweet memories of our magic Knuti bear and thanks to all the photographers there are also plenty of photos of him. This time I present a little selection of Gudrun’s photos from 2008.

Knut looked just like a polar bear cub should look – white, fluffy and roundish.

Of course, the fur colour was occasionally changed to a cappuccino shade of white.

It was wonderful to watch him doing his yoga exercises. No wonder, many visitors never came further …. it was simply impossible to leave Knut.

The mulch bed was a comfortable place for a little rest.

The visitors loved Knut and it was obvious he loved the visitors, too.

He was so sweet!

They say that legends never die – and Knut sure is a legend!

Dumba’s traditional tribute to Knut

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  1. Dear Mervi and Gudrun
    Thank you for sharing these 2008 memories of Knut.
    He remains a very special Polar Bear.

  2. Thank you very much dear Mervi, Gudrun and Dumba.
    We will always love you dear Knuti. We miss you so much.

  3. Dear Mervi!
    Thank you for these bittersweet memories of an unforgettable and beautiful time.
    Knut was as adorable as any other little polar bear, it was his story that made him so special, awakened the protective instinct in people and opened their hearts to him.
    Even eleven years after his death, the thought of him and his charm still triggers a smile.
    Many thanks also to Gudrun for her lovely photos!

    I wish you all nice Pentecost days
    Anke

  4. Dear Mervi
    dear Gudrun,
    dear Dumba,

    these are such enchanting photos of Knut, showing him in all his loveliness in the so-called “baby fat”.
    Anita has brought the magic around him exactly to the point: It was the story around his difficult start in life and being able to survive as a hand rearing by Thomas Dörflein that made him so unique for everyone. Although there were and are other hand reared animals, which were also followed closely by the media, Knut’s story went around the world and this was never achieved to the same extent with Flocke and Willbär.
    Knut remains a precious memory and this and his legend will never die as long as people will remember it – that is for sure!

    Thank you Mervi and also to you Gudrun and Dumba, for the beautiful photos!
    I was very happy about the turtle pictures. Monika from Berlin also sent me some more recently.

    Best wishes to all of you at Pentecost 2022
    Britta-Gudrun

    Liebe Mervi,
    liebe Gudrun,
    liebe Dumba,

    das sind so zauberhafte Fotos von Knut, die ihn in seiner ganzen Lieblichkeit im sogenannten “Babyspeck”
    Anita hat den Zauber um ihn genau auf den Punkt gebracht: Es war die Geschichte um seinen schwierigen Start ins Leben und als Handaufzucht von Thomas Dörflein überleben zu können, die ihn für alle so einzigartig gemacht haben. Obwohl es auch andere Handaufzuchten gab und gibt, die ebenfalls medial aufmerksam verfolgt worden sind, aber Knuts Geschichte ging um die Welt und das wurde bei Flocke und Willbär nie in diesem Ausmaße erreicht.
    Knut bleibt eine kostbare Erinnerung und diese und seine Legende sterben nie, solange sich Menschen daran erinnern werden – das ist sicher!

    Vielen Dank Mervi und auch an dich Gudrun und Dumba, für die schönen Fotos!
    Über die Schildkrötenbilder habe ich mich riesig gefreut. Auch Monika aus Berlin hat mir kürzlich nochmal welche geschickt.

    Herzliche Grüße an euch alle am Pfingstfest 2022
    Britta-Gudrun

  5. Liebe Britta-Gudrun!
    Du hast mich nun schon zum zweiten Mal Anita genannt… Ich bin ein bisschen verwundert.

    Liebe Grüße
    Anke

  6. Dear Gudrun, Dumba and Mervi!
    Thank you for the sweet memories of Knut. There were the wonderful days.
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  7. dear Mervi, thank you for sharing with us
    the sweet memories of our Knut are always with us and for ever in our heart
    thank you for the lovely pictures dear Gudrun
    liebe Dumba vielen Dank für die schöne Monatsgeburtstagskarte aus einer einmaligen Zeit,in unseren Herzen fest verankert
    dear greetings and good wishes to all of you
    Filomena

  8. Liebe Anke,

    ich bitte dich ganz herzlich, mein Versehen zu entschuldigen!

    Soll nicht wieder passieren – versprochen!

    Liebe Grüße
    Britta-Gudrun

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