Friday, August 20, 2010

Three Year Old Girl Saved From Bear Attack

During a visit to Eifel Zoo in Lünebach, Western Germany on Wednesday a three year old girl strayed from her parents observation and climbed a 105-centimetre safety barrier before tumbling into the Asiatic black bear enclosure.

The young girl was quickly spotted but not before the 28 year old bear had swiped her across the forehead with its paw. The childs 34 year old father quickly went to her aid and climbed into the enclosure to rescue her. This he was able to do, but not before he too was injured on the leg.

Other zoo visitors, witnessing the drama had called the emergency services. The young girl was rushed to hospital in a helicopter. Both father and daughter are expected to make a full recovery.

The same bear hit the news three years ago after injuring a keeper.

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