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Tears flow as Berlin's baby polar bear dies

Tears flow as Berlin's baby polar bear dies
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By Catherine Hardy with Reuters
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Four-month-old Fritz, who was born in captivity in Berlin, has died of complications from a liver inflammation.

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A four-month old polar bear cub born in captivity in Berlin has died of complications from a liver inflammation.

Officials at the city’s Tierpark Zoo say they are “stunned, very sad and depressed” about little Fritz.

Berliners in mourning as polar bear cub Fritz dies https://t.co/IKueIy9bPGpic.twitter.com/q9C9je3ZRx

— AFP news agency (@AFP) 7 mars 2017

Fritz was named after a contest drew more than 10,000 entries from Germany and around the world. The baby bear was celebrated as the heir to Knut, who was born in a rival Berlin zoo in 2006.

The whole team of #TierparkBerlin will miss you badly! We are incredibly sad – Goodye, little #Fritz! https://t.co/bCw7TAj6E3pic.twitter.com/ItrbyuNUlw

— Zoo Tierpark Berlin (@zooberlin) 7 mars 2017

Berlin's beloved polar bear cub Fritz dies in Tierpark zoohttps://t.co/b6evpZtdoZpic.twitter.com/xybVaCRwk0

— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) 7 mars 2017

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