10 Jun '11, 12am

Meet Germany's latest animal sensation at the Leipzig Zoo - Heidi the cross-eye opossum

Meet Germany's latest animal sensation at the Leipzig Zoo - Heidi the cross-eye opossum

Heidi the cross-eyed opossum is pictured in her enclosure at the zoo in Leipzig, eastern Germany. -- PHOTO: AFP LEIPZIG (Germany) - GERMANY'S latest animal sensation, Heidi the cross-eyed opossum, made her media debut on Thursday, three weeks before her new tropical enclosure at Leipzig Zoo is revealed to the public. Watched by a scrum of photographers and television cameras, Heidi briefly stuck her snout out of her box before being released by her keepers into the 60 million euro (S$107 million), 1.6ha 'Gondwanaland'. The marsupial has become an Internet hit, winning some 326,000 admirers on social networking website Facebook, more than three times as many as German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The zoo hopes Heidi can ride the coat-tails of a Berlin polar bear called Knut, who as a cub became a worldwide media star and money-spinner in 2007, even featuring on the front page ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

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