Knut the polar bear
Charles Monnett, a leading Arctic scientist, has been suspended, possibly over the inaccuracy of his much-publicized observations on polar bears. Reuters

Knut's legacy will live on.

According to the NY Post, the world's most famous polar bear will be stuffed and put on display in a Berlin museum.

Fans will have a chance to say farewell to their favorite animal at the Berlin Natural History museum. Knut will be placed close to the world's largest dinosaur skeleton, The Times of London reported.

The announcement was made Tuesday as a team of veterinarians tried to define the cause of death of the four-year-old polar bear. Taxidermists were present during the veterinarians' examination to ensure Knut's fur was not damaged.

The examination found that Knut suffered from brain damage. The Post reports that until cell samples are examined more closely it will not be clear whether Knut was suffering from dementia or a tumor.

Frank Albrecht, an animal rights activist said that Knut's death may have been caused by an interaction of incest, inherited disease and stress.

Other animal activists have noted that the polar bear seemed particularly demoralized when he was put in a confined place with three older females, including his own mother, who rejected him at birth.

Ever since Knut's death on Saturday, hundreds of fans visited the zoo to lay flowers and candles to honor his memory. A book of condolences has also been set up at the zoo.

The director of the Berlin zoo, Bernhard Blaszkiewitz, promised to also set up a statue of Knut as a cub in the zoo to honor the world's favorite polar bear.