A polar bear attacked a woman at Berlin Zoo Friday afternoon after she climbed a fence and jumped into its habitat during feeding time, police said Saturday. One adult polar bit her several times after she plunged into the moat, police said.
Zoo workers tossed rescue rings toward the woman to hoist her out and distract polar bears swimming nearby, said Goerg Gebhard, a Berlin police officer.
At one point the woman fell back into the water and was grabbed by a bear before she was eventually hoisted to safety.
Berlin Zoo is home to Knut, the first polar bear to be born there in over 30 years. The bear became a huge talking point in Germany when his mother gave birth to him in December 2006.
I had to forward the story to my son, as Knut was adored by his entire school during his eighth grade year. I'm pretty sure all the kids friended him on Facebook.
My son sent me back this reply, "Yeah, she gets what she deserves for not only climbing in, but during meal time. Maybe they should set up some kind of deterrent. For example, putting some sort of fierce animal in the cage, which would attack anybody who climbed in."
How is my 14 year old smarter than this chick was?