Germany's Latest Polar Bear Celebrity

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Flocke was born in captivity at the Nuremberg Zoo on December 11, 2007. Zoo officials decided to hand-rear her after zookeepers noticed unusual activity by her mother and another female polar bear at the zoo, Vilma, who had apparently devoured her two cubs.

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