Baby brother of polar bear Knut makes zoo debut

Ruth Doherty
Polar bear cub in Rostock named Fiete
Polar bear cub in Rostock named Fiete




The baby brother of the famous polar bear, Knut, has made his debut at a German zoo for his christening.

The beautiful cub was born in December at Rostock Zoo, and has now been named Fiete after his keepers received 3,000 name suggestions.

Polar bear cub in Rostock named Fiete
Polar bear cub in Rostock named Fiete



According to the Daily Mail, little Fiete was christened by the city's mayor, Roland Methling, who conducted it by spraying him with water from a fire hose on Tuesday.

But that didn't seem to have bothered him as he was pictured having fun playing in the snow.


Polar bear cub in Rostock named Fiete
Polar bear cub in Rostock named Fiete



Fiete's father is called Lars, and is the same bear that fathered Knut, the bear that became a sensation after being born in captivity in Berlin eight years ago in 2007.

He was the zoo's first polar bear to survive past infancy in three decades and quickly became world famous.

Polar bear cub in Rostock named Fiete
Polar bear cub in Rostock named Fiete



Knut sadly died in 2011 from the after effects of a brain infection.

According to news.com.au, Fiete, who currently weighs 20 kilograms, will remain with his mother Vilma for another two years as he continues to grow and gain strength.




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