Sunday, April 12, 2009

Woman Attacked by Polar Bear at Berlin Zoo


A woman has been mauled by a polar bear after jumping into its enclosure at Berlin Zoo. The intruder was attacked just yards away from Knut, the abandoned bear who became famous around the world.
Zookeepers managed to push the bear away and carry the woman from the cage.
The mauling took place inside an enclosure occupied by four polar bears not far from Knut's home.
Heiner Kloes, a Berlin Zoo spokesman, said the enclosure is surrounded by a fence, a line of prickly hedges and a wall.
The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Police did not say why she jumped in with the bears.
"The woman has proved herself to be careless by jumping into the enclosure," a police spokesperson said."Logic tells us that polar bears will do this type of thing in this situation."
Last December, a man who later described himself as "lonely", jumped into the cage of the zoo's most famous polar bear.
But he emerged unscathed after zookeepers managed to distract Knut with beef.
The celebrity bear won the world's sympathy after being abandoned by his mother shortly after his birth.
A spokesman for the zoo said Knut, now two years and four months old, would never harm a human.
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You'd have to be stupid as fuck to think it’s OK to jump in to a fucking bear's territory.

Anonymous said...

Yup!

Stephen Wilson said...

She may not have faired as well with Omaha's river otter!

Anonymous said...

She just wanted the bears pipe

Anonymous said...

She wanted it polar bear style and his fuzzy nuts