The Washington Times - December 22, 2008, 03:09PM

A German man climbed over a barrier at the Berlin Zoo to give Knut the polar bear a hug because he thought it was lonely, Bloomberg is reporting.

Zoo workers stopped the man before he, or the polar bear, could be harmed.

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This is one of those “live and learn” cases. If he had hugged the bear, and lived, he would have learned something.