Pingtung couple mauled by Formosan black bear in their care

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/20
By: Kuo Chu-chen and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, May 20 (CNA) A 77-year-old man and his 66-year-old wife, who have 201505200030t0002raised four Formosan black bears, were attacked by one of the animals at their home in Changzhi Township in Pingtung County on Wednesday.

Lee Teng-cheng (李籐正) and wife Chen-Lin Pao-kuei (陳林寶貴) were bitten and clawed in the face and on their arms and legs by a bear called “Pipi” (皮皮) and were both hospitalized.

They were taken to Pingtung Christian Hospital but Lee was later moved to Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital because he required plastic surgery.

The couple was attacked while they were feeding the bears, which have been in their care for more than 20 years.     [FULL  STORY]

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