Monday, July 9th, 2007

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.

— W. Somerset Maugham

Hmm. Wait a minute …

BERLIN, Germany (AP) — The show is over: The Berlin zoo’s fast-growing polar bear cub, Knut, won’t be appearing anymore with the keeper who raised him.

The zoo said Monday that it has ended 7-month-old Knut’s twice-daily public appearances with keeper Thomas Doerflein. (scroll down)

The playful pair have delighted audiences since Knut — then an irresistibly cute 20-pound cub — made his first public appearance in late March. Now nearing about 110 pounds, the boisterous bear, who will remain on public view, will have his enclosure all to himself.