Woman mauled by polar bear at Berlin Zoo, but survives
A woman was mauled by a polar bear at the Berlin Zoo today when she jumped into their enclosure, and was only saved when zoo keepers managed to push one of the bears away.
The 32 year-old woman jumped into the moat in the bear enclosure, and one of the four bears in there dived into the water and attacked her, biting her legs and arms. This is the same zoo where Knut was born and reared.
It is not known why she jumped into the enclosure; she had to scale a fence and prickly hedges to get to the enclosure. She is alive but suffered serious injuries.
"The woman has proved herself to be careless by jumping into the enclosure," a police spokesman said afterwards. "Logic tells us that polar bears will do this type of thing in this situation."