Saturday, June 22, 2013

Keeper Killed in Bear Attack

On Tuesday afternoon a 58 year old keeper working at the Kaiyang Animal Zoo in Xinmi, Henan province of China was attacked, killed and partially eaten by a Brown Bear before his body was retrieved. The bear was darted with tranquiliser darts and transferred to the Zhenzhou Animal Zoo. 

The incident, like so many in the zoo world, appears to have been down to keeper error. The employee was apparently feeding the bear at the the time and had incorrectly latched the door. The bear escaped and he was attacked whilst trying to rectify the situation.

Hungry bear mauls zookeeper to death

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