Monday, April 13, 2009

Polar bear attacks -- videos of attack in 2007, 2008, 2009

Thanks to YouTube, I've noticed that there are 3 videos on polar bear attacks. What I learn so far from the little information about the attack is that all the 3 victims are female (Yeah, yeah...polar bears are cuddly, but don't any of you watch LOST?!).

Anyway here are the videos of Polar bear attacks:
1) In year 2007 (with description of "a stupid woman gets too close to a polar bear cage and it grabs her"), the video clip titled, "Polar bear attack".

2) In year 2008 ("When a tourist ventures too close to a polar bear cage at the zoo in Anchorage, Alaska, disaster follows as the bear plunges his canines directly deep into her leg"), the video clip titled, "Untamed and Uncut - Polar Bear Zoo Attack".

3) And the most recent one this year ("The 32-year-old women jumped over bars at Berlin Zoo during the bears' feeding time. Despite six zookeepers' efforts to distract the four predators kept in the enclosure, the woman was bitten several times on her arms and legs"), the video clip titled, "Woman Attacked by Polar Bear after Jumping into Tank at Berlin Zoo".

Image from CNN, "Polar bear attacks woman at Berlin Zoo".
(I imagine her left clenched fist was ready to strike down the innocent bear. Heh.)

From Straits Times, "Mauled by polar bear":
A woman who jumped into a polar bear enclosure at the Berlin Zoo during feeding time has survived an attack by one of the bears.

The woman had climbed a fence and jumped into a water-filled moat surrounding the animals at about 10.30am local time on Friday, police said in a statement.

One of the bears dived into the water and mauled the woman, causing serious injuries to her legs and arms, police said.

At one point, the woman fell back into the water and was grabbed by a bear before eventually being hoisted to safety by zoo keepers. 'They saved her life,' Berlin police officer Goerg Gebhard told CNN on Sunday.

The woman was taken to a hospital, where she is undergoing treatment, the CNN report said.

Police did not say why the woman jumped into the enclosure.

'The woman proved herself to be careless,' a police spokesman said afterwards, according to The Daily Telegraph. 'Logic tells us that polar bears will do this type of thing in this situation.'

Logic apparently does not apply when the animal is such a cuddly one. Hur hur.

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