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    "It's unclear why the woman entered the bear habitat"

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    I think she may have had some mental problems. Sounded like she jumped in.
    Has someone linked the article?
    The bears were being fed when she jumped in. One got a few good bites out of her.

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    Polar bear attacks woman at Berlin Zoo

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    BERLIN, Germany (CNN) -- A polar bear attacked a woman at Berlin Zoo Friday afternoon after she climbed a fence and jumped into its habitat during feeding time, police said Saturday.

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    Thumbs up JBean

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    ...and thank you for link.

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    Why did she do that? Did she have a death wish?

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    She was hungry.

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    She must be mentally unbalanced and she is lucky to be alive.

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    I didn't read the article but I hope the bears are not going to be punished for this.

    Someone came into their enclosure and they acted on their instincts.

    She is incredibly lucky to be alive. Polar bears are no joke.
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    Aren't polar bears the most deadly breed of bears? I have to say, I think a person who intentionally enters a bear habitat of any sort has to be a little "off". It's not like she could "free" them or anything like that.

    I hope this woman gets some help.


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    Mental problems? Naw...she was trying to make a deal on a new fur coat.
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    I heard on the Today show that she wanted to befriend them. Definitely has mental issues. I think the one bear wanted to play with her, and of course, a bear plays rough. He kept pulling the back of her pants when she would try to get up the wall to the rescuers.

    I don't think the bears are going to be punished. They were just being bears. Isn't this the zoo that Knute is in? I think I saw on the report that he wasn't one of the three that were going for the woman when she went into their enclosure.

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    Hanna said

    in the US that most likely they would have shot the bears because of People like this. Such as those guys teasing the tiger...
    I think she should have to jump back in again.

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    The bears didn't leave their enclosure, the tiger did. While I don't approve of the tiger being shot (maybe with a tranquilizer dart), the situation was different.

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    Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzybeth View Post
    The bears didn't leave their enclosure, the tiger did. While I don't approve of the tiger being shot (maybe with a tranquilizer dart), the situation was different.
    It's because of peoples' stupidity and lack of respect of the animal...that tiger did what it was meant to do...don't fool with Mother Nature.

    You wanna give her an excuse like those 3 young guys? ok.

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