Nuremberg, Germany - (Reuterus): Social service have intervened in the controversy of baby Flocke the bi-polar bear cub whose mother was recently branded a negligent old slag by Nuremberg Zoo officials.
The five-week old bear was taken into care after its mom, Gudrun, was suspected of Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome.
The controversial diagnosis was originally invented by British quack doctor Professor Sir Roy Meadow as one good reason to jail single mothers who harm offspring to get attention - or, in the case of polar bears, an extra thirty kilos of fresh haddock for dinner.
At first Nuremberg social workers were keen to foster little baby Flocke with a large family of Orca killer whales, based on largely unsubstantiated reports that they have excellent parenting skills.
Fortunately somebody gave them an oceanic food-chain map that showed what young Flocke's lifespan expectations might be in that scenario.
Eventually young Flocke was taken into care by keepers who looked after little bi-polar bear cub Knut last year and helped him flourish into handsome manhoood.
Gundrun meanwhile is said to be on anti-depressants.