Bear bites boy’s arm off in C China zoo

2014-10-20 01:29:10 GMT2014-10-20 09:29:10(Beijing Time)  SINA English
The boy, Lele, had his arm bitten off while feeding a black bear. The boy, Lele, had his arm bitten off while feeding a black bear.
The boy, Lele, had his arm bitten off while feeding a black bear. The boy, Lele, had his arm bitten off while feeding a black bear.
There was a fence outside the bear cage. There was a fence outside the bear cage.
Lele's arm in the bear cage. Lele's arm in the bear cage.
The boy, Lele, had his arm bitten off while feeding a black bear. The boy, Lele, had his arm bitten off while feeding a black bear.
Lele was sent to hospital. Lele was sent to hospital.

A 9 year-old boy had his right arm bitten off while feeding a black bear around 3 pm at the zoo of Hebin Park, Pingdingshan city of Henan province.

The boy has been sent to the provincial capital Zhengzhou for amputation surgery.

Photos posted on the internet show half of the boy’s arm in the bear’s cage. While the boy’s parents accused the zoo for insufficient protection, weibo users disagreed with them on the responsibility issue.

“There was a fence two meters off the bear cage. The boy must have had climbed over the fence to feed the bear. And there was a sign that said ‘NO FEEDING’. Even if the boy didn’t recognize the words, shouldn’t his parents know what the sign said?” says weibo blogger”妍猪妍猪妍猪猪”.

Employees at the zoo said things like this have happened for multiple times. The boy’s parents are now asking for donations for their son’s medical care.

 

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