Saturday 24 February 2018

Second bear took part in killing of employee at wildlife park

The announcement was made by Swedish authorities
The announcement was made by Swedish authorities

Two bears, not one, killed an employee at one of Europe's largest wildlife parks earlier this month, Swedish public radio reported.

Prosecutor Gunnar Jonasson told SR on Friday that the bears dug their way under a fence and mauled to death an 18-year-old man who was cleaning an enclosure at the Orsa Rovdjurspark in northern Sweden.

Mr Jonasson declined to say why only one of the bears was put down after the attack.

The investigation into what happened on August 4 is not yet complete.

The unidentified employee died at a hospital.

The Orsa Rovdjurspark, 205 miles north of Stockholm, has wildlife including bears, leopards, lynxes and wolves.

AP

Press Association

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