World News – CA – Zoo worker mutilated to death by bear in front of tourist bus in ‘wild beast zone’


The zoo worker was killed by the animal at the Shanghai Wildlife Park, which has temporarily closed its doors and images have been posted on Chinese social media platform Weibo

Bear mutilated zoo worker to death in front of crowded tourist bus during brown bear exhibit at Shanghai Wildlife Park

In the area, bears are allowed to roam freely while tourists watch from the safety of a bus

A worker allegedly left the boundaries of the bus and was rescued by a bear while on duty

Park officials expressed condolences to the worker’s family and said he was « extremely distressed that such a tragedy has occurred »

The incident was filmed and aired on Chinese social media platform Weibo

In the video, tourists can be seen howling from inside the bus, with several of the animals seen gathered outside

You can hear one man screaming « there’s someone over there » and another asking « what’s going on » in the clip

From another bus, we can see several bears crowding the bus in question, standing in front of its gates

The Shanghai Wildlife Park has since vowed to step up its security operations and said it will do its best to deal with the aftermath of the incident « 

He has since closed the animal park and refunded tickets to all visitors who expected to visit during the closure period

It is rare for zoo workers in China to be mutilated to death by animals, but attacks are not entirely rare

In 2017, a man was bitten by a bear in a car park in China after he ignored park warnings and rolled down his window to feed the bear

Bear, zookeeper, Shanghai animal park, China

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