Another German zoo is hand raising a baby polar bear . Here is the link to the Nurnberg Zoo's Bear website. Polar bears, or Ice Bears as the Germans call them, have nothing to do with libraries or books, but since the BHPL Book Blog approaches its 15,000 hit, this blogging librarian thought it's ok to take a break from books to celebrate. Enjoy the pictures of Flocke (Flake, as in snowflake.) Germans are already imagining that Flocke might one day become Mrs. Knut, click here for story. OK, America, wake up and smell the sauerkraut, we need to come up with a national animal story of equal cuteness.