Sunday, April 12, 2009

Woman Attacked After Leaping Into Polar Bear Exhibit

A 32-year-old woman who jumped into the polar bear exhibit at the Berlin Zoo Friday afternoon was attacked and mauled, though later rescued.

The woman picked the worst possible time: the bears' feeding time.

The woman swam toward the bears (pictured above), and despite attempts to distract the bears by zookeepers, the woman was bitten several times on her arms and legs.

She was not bitten by Knut, the polar bear who became famous as a cub. The unnamed was taken to a hospital for treatment where she is now recovering after undergoing surgery to heal her wounds.

It is pretty obvious: this woman definitely needs some psychiatric help. Let's hope she gets it. Watch the video below:


ali said...


Stephen Wilson said...

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

Quite worthwhile material, thank you for the post.