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Last Updated: Friday January 04 2008 18:04 GMT

Is Knut set for Hollywood?

Knut the bear when he was a baby - and how he is now!

Knut the polar bear, who became famous after his mother abandoned him, may become a movie star!

Film studios in Hollywood are reported to be interested in making an animated movie about his life.

The story would also talk about the fact polar bears in the wild are under threat as the result of global warming.

Knut lives at Berlin Zoo in Germany, where he has been cared for by keepers since his mother rejected him just over a year ago.

A spokesperson for Berlin Zoo said any money it makes from a film will go towards education, protecting the environment and research.