My partner reminded me that this story hits close to home, because when we were adolescents a neighborhood kid also ventured into a polar bear enclosure at Prospect Park Zoo . He was not as lucky and was killed instantly. The fascination with people and wild animals continues with this story, whereas a woman cannonballed into a pit of hungry polar bears:
In this shocking video, polar bears at a German zoo attacked a woman who climbed into the enclosure. The Daily Mail reports:
She was bitten by one of the four older polar bears in the enclosure and not by the famous Knut, who took Germany by storm as a cub after he was hand-raised by a keeper.
It is not known why the woman pulled the dangerous stunt but she initially appeared to be elated as she swam towards a bear in the enclosure.