Celebrate with Cake, Candles and Raw Meat!

today is the seventeenth birthday of Tilo, one of the official Berlin Bears! He and his two female companions Maxi and Schnute live in a bear pit in K√∂llnischen Park in Mitte. Some may think it is cruel to keep these great magnificent beasts of the forest in a small bear pit in the middle of the city – but have these naysayers ever tried to live in the wild? It is difficult and frustrating to live in the forests – so dirty and cold in the winter – even if you are wearing a bear suit! And you have to run around and get wet and even dirtier just to find food! Our city bears get three squares a day without having to lift a paw – how’s that for room service!

1 Comment so far

  1. till (unregistered) on January 4th, 2007 @ 4:14 pm

    Schnute is my new most favorite name. I will all call you Schnute from now on! ;-)

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