Polar Bear Cub Celebrating First Birthday

BERLIN, Germany (KHNL) -- He's not as cute, or cuddly, as he once was, but Knut the polar bear cub is still pulling in the crowds. He's getting ready to celebrate his first birthday.

Knut was hand raised after his mother rejected him and his twin brother.

His brother died, and it wasn't certain whether Knut would make it either.

But one year later, he's growing so fast that some visitors question whether he's the same bear as the little cub on the pictures they've seen.