"Handlers of a popular polar bear, brought to mate with a female in a zoo in northern Japan, found their breeding plan was doomed when they noticed that he, in fact, was a she." Actually, their breeding plan was doomed before they noticed. It wouldn't have mattered if they never noticed, they still weren't going to to mate. (Well, they still weren't going to reproduce. There's nothing wrong with a little experimenting is all I'm sayin'.) And their explanation for the misunderstanding was pretty lame if you're asking me. "We thought he was a male, so we never had any doubts as we took care of him." That's it? That's all you folks have to say for yourselves? You guys are the zookeepers, correct?
Then there's Knut. Knut was rejected by his mother (she was probably on crack and living in the hood), so they bottle-fed him at the Berlin Zoo. Somehow, that morphed into Knut putting on a performance or two every day with his keeper. I don't really know what kind of a performance a polar bear cub would put on. Piano, maybe? Whatever it was, the zoo raked in about $10 million in 2007. Now Knut has his own TV show, a full feature length film and (oh, sweet Mother of God) a blog. (Alright, he is kinda cute over there, but I have a blog! I'm kinda cute! I don't have no $10 million.)
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