Mothra, a female black-footed ferret waits for pieces of prairie dog to be delivered to eat at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center in Wellington, Colorado April 11, 2007. By 1980 it was believed that the black-footed ferret was extinct when a group of only 18 was discovered in Wyoming. With breeding taking place at the Conservation Center, the wild population is now around 500. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
Bilbo, a bamboo lemur, who was rejected by his mother at birth six weeks ago, sits on the head of Zoo employee Veronica Lindberg, 10 April 2007 at the zoo of Skansen in Stockholm. Veronica Lindberg took care of Bilbo since his birth 22 February 2007.(AFP/Bo Jonsson)
Kangaroo mother Naddel and her twin joeys enjoy the sun in their enclosure at the Zoo in Hanover April 25, 2007. Naddel gave birth to her twins about six month ago. The joeys have yet to be sexed and named. REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY)
Larry King and his wife Shawn arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons in West Hollywood, California March 5, 2006. When disgraced Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling granted his first interview after being charged with fraud and insider trading, it was Larry King who received the plum exclusive. (Phil McCarten/Reuters)
Actress Kirstie Alley walks on stage to present an award during the taping of the 5th Annual TV Land Awards in Santa Monica, California April 14, 2007. The show will be telecast on the TV Land cable channel April 22. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES)
The mummy of Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II is seen on display in the Hall of Mummies at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo April 10, 2007. Strands of hair from Ramses' head came home to Egypt after the son of a French laboratory worker tried to sell them on the Internet, the state news agency MENA said. An Egyptian archaeological mission had flown to Paris to bring home the strands, apparently taken from the mummy of Ramses when it went to France for treatment in the 1970s. REUTERS/Nasser Nuri (EGYPT)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens to a journalist's question during a news conference on the G8 Summit in St. Petersburg July 17, 2006. Merkel's bid to forge an international agreement on combating climate change at a G8 summit in June faces resistance from Washington, a German official signaled on Tuesday. (Chris Wattie/Reuters)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks past paintings of former German Chancellors (L-R) Willy Brandt, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Ludwig Erhard and Konrad Adenauer at the Chancellery in Berlin April 26, 2007. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks between soldiers of a Bundeswehr army guard of honour before the arrival of Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico at the chancellery in Berlin April 26, 2007. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) looks at a recorded interview on a mobile phone with girls from Berlin's schools during the opening of the annual 'Girls' Day' at the chancellery in Berlin April 26, 2007. The annual Girls Day event allows girls and young women to visit offices and work places around the country to encourage interest in male dominated careers. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY)
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's celebrity polar bear cub Knut has received an anonymous death threat, causing alarm at Berlin Zoo on Thursday and prompting heightened security.
Top-selling Bild newspaper said the zoo had received a hand-written fax from a suspected animal hater with the words: "Knut is dead! Thursday midday."
But that deadline came and went safely for media star Knut, who has been on newspaper front pages around Germany and the world for weeks. "He is safe and in good spirits," said zoo official Ragnar Kuehne after the time had passed.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel waves as she leaves after a visit aboard the German frigate 'Brandenburg' in the port of Beirut April 2, 2007. Merkel, on a one-day visit to Lebanon at the end of a Middle East tour, pledged on Monday more support to Lebanese security forces and the establishment of a U.N.-backed court to try suspects in the assassination of Hariri and other political attacks. REUTERS/Roland Holschneider/Pool (LEBANON)
Cast members Paris Hilton (L) and Nicole Richie pose during a news conference for the television show "The Simple Life 5" in Los Angeles April 9, 2007. The fifth season of the television show premieres on the E! network in May 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)
Kyrgys opposition supporters : Kyrgyz opposition supporters attend a rally in the village of Baityk demanding the resignation of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev.(AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)
Radio personality Don Imus appears on Rev. Sharpton's radio show, in New York Monday April 9, 2007. CBS Radio and MSNBC both said Monday they were suspending Don Imus' morning talk show for two weeks as a protest grew about his reference last week to members of the Rutgers women's basketball team as 'nappy-headed hos.' (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel places a wreath at the grave of Lebanon's assassinated former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, as Parliament Majority leader Saad al-Hariri(L) watches, in Beirut April 2, 2007. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir (LEBANON)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel rekindles the Eternal Flame in the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, Sunday, April 1, 2007. In her first Mideast trip as EU president, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was meeting Sunday with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, trying to build on a new burst of international efforts to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)