Polar bear attacks woman at Berlin Zoo

A 32-year-old woman who jumped into a polar bear enclosure during feeding time at Berlin Zoo on Friday was mauled by one of the polar bears. She was bitten several times before being rescued

Sun 12 Apr 2009 11.38 BSTFirst published on Sun 12 Apr 2009 11.38 BST

A woman jumped into a polar bear enclosure and was mauled by a bear. The woman leapt over bars at Berlin Zoo, Germany during the bear’s feeding time

Despite the efforts of six zookeepers to distract the four predators, the woman was bitten several times on her arms and legs by one of the bears

Zookeepers eventually managed to push the bear away and pull the woman to safety

The 32-year-old woman in now recovering in hospital after undergoing surgery on her wounds


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