By: Matthew Strong
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Formosan black bear attacked a member of staff at the
Taipei Zoo Saturday morning, sending him into hospital with injuries all over his body, reports said.
The 59-year-old man surnamed Lee had at least 30 years experience in feeding wild animals at the zoo, according to officials.
Nevertheless, he reportedly was careless and failed to check whether the 20-year-old bear, nicknamed “Little Bear,” had moved into another enclosure when he went to clean up, the zoo said.
Such was not the case, so the bear mauled Lee in several places of his body. He fled into a neighboring enclosure. When the ambulance arrived at the zoo, his colleagues had already removed him from the bear’s reach, reports said. [FULL STORY]