Poor little Knut the deceased polar bear.
He stole the hearts of the German people and anyone anywhere who saw the cute pics of the little guy.
Sadly, Knut died after a mysterious seizure caused him to drown in his enclosure.
We previously mentioned that zookeepers were planning on stuffing the little guy!
Berlin's natural history museum's spokesperson said:
"It’s important to make clear we haven’t had Knut stuffed. Rather, this is a plastic form, true to the original and covered with Knut’s very own fur."
Still… it's his real fur!
PETA was obviously upset by the move, saying:
"PETA isn’t surprised that the Berlin Zoo is tastelessly making a statue out of Knut’s pelt for their own benefit—the same zoo that ignored PETA’s numerous pleas to move Knut to a new location when he was under constant stress and being terrorized by his three female companions. If anything, we hope that the statue will remind the public of Knut’s premature death and the cruel and unnatural lives that animals in zoos are forced to endure."
We just think they should've let the little guy be.
They already made millions off him when he was alive, now they're using parts of his dead body for an exhibit!
[Image via AP Images.]