People Staff
October 19, 2010 03:12 PM

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Knut the polar bear has been outmatched by the three females in his enclosure at the Berlin Zoo. The 4-year-old male has been bitten and yelled at by fellow polar bears Tosca, Nancy and Katyuscha (what happened to Giovanna?), who are eventually supposed to mate with Knut. –Monsters and Critics

Mary Bale, the 45-year-old banker who gained international notoriety after throwing a cat in a trash can, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to an animal and was fined about $400. –The Independent

Pet obesity is a growing problem in a country where human obesity is already an established one, and pet owners are the ones responsible for their pets’ weight and health. The best way to help an overweight pet slim down? Less food, more exercise. –CBS News

There is a growing industry that caters to owners of pets with disabilities, who once would have been euthanized as a result of their physical limitations. Companies that make wheelchairs and pet chiropractors are helping meet these needs. –BusinessWeek

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