After Knut, meet Fritz, the polar bear melting German hearts

After Knut, meet Fritz, the polar bear melting German hearts

Move over Knut, there's a new über-cute polar bear in town. Meet Fritz, the three-month-old ball of fluff that a Berlin zoo is hoping will capture hearts around the world.

Knut autopsy could help human disease sufferers

Knut autopsy could help human disease sufferers

Berlin welcomes baby orang-utan Rieke

Berlin welcomes baby orang-utan Rieke

Breakfast stumble costs Berlin giraffe her life

Breakfast stumble costs Berlin giraffe her life

Knut goes on display in Berlin museum

Knut goes on display in Berlin museum

Polar bear cubs get first glimpse of world

Polar bear cubs get first glimpse of world

Knut autopsy ‘most in-depth’ in animal world

Knut autopsy ‘most in-depth’ in animal world

Berlin Zoo wins Knut polar bear court battle

Berlin Zoo wins Knut polar bear court battle

Hopes for a new Knut as Berlin polar bear arrives

Hopes for a new Knut as Berlin polar bear arrives

Horses, bears and Ratz

Horses, bears and Ratz

Knut’s real fur used for new museum statue

Knut’s real fur used for new museum statue

Knut the polar bear back at Berlin Zoo – in bronze

Knut the polar bear back at Berlin Zoo – in bronze

Polar bears: lying about their age

Polar bears: lying about their age

Berlin zoo braces for flood of Knut mourners

Berlin zoo braces for flood of Knut mourners

Cameraman steps on budding bunny star

Cameraman steps on budding bunny star

The Local’s top five animal stories of 2011

The Local’s top five animal stories of 2011

Girl sends lone Knut memorial entry

Girl sends lone Knut memorial entry

Battles erupt between Berlin’s polar bears

Battles erupt between Berlin’s polar bears

Polar bear Knut’s body on ice four months later

Polar bear Knut’s body on ice four months later

Herpes virus kills elephants in Berlin Zoo

Herpes virus kills elephants in Berlin Zoo

After Knut, Berlin Zoo loses young elephant

After Knut, Berlin Zoo loses young elephant

Knut fans protest his stuffing

Knut fans protest his stuffing

Knut drowned after brain inflammation

Knut drowned after brain inflammation

Knut to be skinned, plasticized by ‘Dr Death’

Knut to be skinned, plasticized by ‘Dr Death’

Epilepsy killed Knut, says doctor

Epilepsy killed Knut, says doctor

Zoo defends decision to stuff Knut

Zoo defends decision to stuff Knut

Knut died of brain disorder

Knut died of brain disorder

Autopsy searches for clues to Knut’s untimely demise

Autopsy searches for clues to Knut’s untimely demise

Polar bear’s death brings tears and criticism

Polar bear’s death brings tears and criticism

Polar bear star Knut dies

Polar bear star Knut dies

Cross-eyed opossum on diet to improve health and eye alignment

Cross-eyed opossum on diet to improve health and eye alignment

Cross-eyed opossum wins legions of fans

Cross-eyed opossum wins legions of fans

Knut grows up to become Berlin Zoo’s ‘stud’ bear

Knut grows up to become Berlin Zoo’s ‘stud’ bear

Let’s keep our paws off Knut’s balls

Let’s keep our paws off Knut’s balls

Castrate Knut, say animal rights activists

Castrate Knut, say animal rights activists

Nuremberg’s star polar bear Flocke headed to the French Riviera

Nuremberg’s star polar bear Flocke headed to the French Riviera

Knut slapped by new girlfriend

Knut slapped by new girlfriend

Münster Zoo raising rhino by hand after mother attacks

Münster Zoo raising rhino by hand after mother attacks

Knut’s Italian girlfriend Gianna arrives in Berlin

Knut’s Italian girlfriend Gianna arrives in Berlin

Polar bear Knut gets Italian girlfriend

Polar bear Knut gets Italian girlfriend

Knut to stay at Berlin Zoo

Knut to stay at Berlin Zoo

Knut custody battle fails before Berlin court

Knut custody battle fails before Berlin court

Stuttgart polar bear Wilbär headed to Sweden

Stuttgart polar bear Wilbär headed to Sweden

Disturbed woman attacked after jumping into polar bear enclosure

Disturbed woman attacked after jumping into polar bear enclosure

Memorabilia auction from Knut zookeeper Dörflein makes €7,000

Memorabilia auction from Knut zookeeper Dörflein makes €7,000

Auction of late Knut zookeeper’s effects sparks ugly family fight

Auction of late Knut zookeeper’s effects sparks ugly family fight

Man jumps into Knut’s enclosure

Man jumps into Knut’s enclosure

Twin polar bear cubs die at Nuremberg zoo

Twin polar bear cubs die at Nuremberg zoo

Sweden may get Knut

Sweden may get Knut

Knut to leave Berlin

Knut to leave Berlin

Berlin zoo monitoring Knut following keeper’s death

Berlin zoo monitoring Knut following keeper’s death

Knut’s surrogate father Dörflein had cancer

Knut’s surrogate father Dörflein had cancer

Knut’s surrogate father Dörflein found dead

Knut’s surrogate father Dörflein found dead

Citizens taxed thousands for ministry’s Knut adoption

Citizens taxed thousands for ministry’s Knut adoption

Pet psychic says Knut has a heavy heart

Pet psychic says Knut has a heavy heart

Polar bear cub Wilbär makes public debut

Polar bear cub Wilbär makes public debut

Snowflake-mania hits Nuremberg

Snowflake-mania hits Nuremberg

Protestors picket Snowflake debut in Nuremberg

Protestors picket Snowflake debut in Nuremberg

Polar bear cub Snowflake prepares for media debut

Polar bear cub Snowflake prepares for media debut

Bruno the bear on display in Munich

Bruno the bear on display in Munich

How much can Germany bear?

How much can Germany bear?

Germany gets yet another polar bear cub

Germany gets yet another polar bear cub

Knut gets his own stamp

Knut gets his own stamp