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Happy birthday to Knut the bear

Then and now - Knut the bear

Hasn't he grown? Knut the polar bear who hit the headlines when his mum rejected him is now a year old.

Weighing in at 17 stone, he may no longer be cuddly - but he's still pulling in the crowds at Berlin Zoo.

One visitor said: "I keep coming back to the zoo because of him. Even now he looks very cute."

Knut has become a big star - with his own blog and TV show. He's also appeared on the cover of loads of newspapers and magazines.

Meanwhile, there's hope of Berlin Zoo getting some new polar bear cubs.

It's thought that three bears that live there might be pregnant and could give birth by the end of the year.

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