Knut the polar bear died of epilepsy

    Turns out Knut the polar bear died last week from an epileptic seizure. The 4-year-old polar bear collapsed in his habitat at the Berlin Zoo a week ago.

    Fox reports Knut may have inherited the condition from his father, Lars, who is 17 and still lives at another German Zoo. Zoo officials are considering having Knut stuffed and preserved in a zoo exhibit.

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