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Old 04-13-2009, 08:04 AM
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Dateline Berlin woman meets polar bears

Woman jumped into the polar bear enclosure during feeding time. Unfortunately she is okay.

Read all about it here
www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/04/11/polar.bear.attack/index.html#cnnSTCVideo

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Old 04-13-2009, 08:34 AM
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Newspapers should have said "Woman attacks Polar Bear".
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:49 AM
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I can see the interview once she regains consciousness:
..."But on the WWF commercial the Polar Bears are so nice and cuddly, I don't understand why they did not let me pet them" she said. "I just wanted to commune with the nice white bears"

DUMB@SS! These bears are the biggest baddest predators in North America and in the Arctic. The WWF makes them out to be cuddly and cute when they are not. I would rather be tied to a tree covered in honey with a Grizzly nearby than meet a Polar Bear!
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she doesn't evn qualify for a Darwim award...stupid broad.
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:54 AM
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Looks like an attempt at suicide by bear. Seems she changed her mind pretty quick once the biting and mauling started.
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:54 AM
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Only thing meaner and thought to be cuddlier is a panda bear. Those signs are there for a reason lol.
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:55 AM
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Looks like an attempt at suicide by bear. Seems she changed her mind pretty quick once the biting and mauling started.
This is what I thought...

a sad, sick woman.
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Looks like an attempt at suicide by bear. Seems she changed her mind pretty quick once the biting and mauling started.
Too bad for Germany. Good thing it didn't happen here or the dumb thing won't have insurance and be a liability on us.

BTW, does this mean that they still have to feed the polar bear? I mean, if they left her there, it saves the zoo a feeding.
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Pandas aren't bears. They big cute looking raccoons....that like their personal space!

I know one bear handler at the SF Zoo who handles Grizzlies, Browns, and Polar Bears who are very unruly and who often maul each other in an argument.

She was saying that one of the most common questions asked of them is...

What is the most dangerous bear?

The answer is "the closest one to you"
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1169266/Pictured-Shocking-moment-polar-bear-attacks-woman-climbed-zoo-enclosure.html?ITO=1490

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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.




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Lets see what we have here. Ugly and possibly suicidal and stupid. Maybe it is just me but I think that the best good she could have done is end up as a Polar Bear Snack.
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Too bad for Germany. Good thing it didn't happen here or the dumb thing won't have insurance and be a liability on us.

BTW, does this mean that they still have to feed the polar bear? I mean, if they left her there, it saves the zoo a feeding.
Not only that... But, letís look at it from a bear / human interactive, co-existance, territorial research perspective.

From the Zoo-Berlin wep page: ď ...we must not lose sight of the fact that every animal kept also contributes to our scientific knowledge.ď

Iím thinking that if she wants to donate her body to science, as so many people around the world respectfully have... Then let her.


(But then, letting a bunch of people actually watch that "experiment" might not be so good for business/PR.)
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:37 AM
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(But then, letting a bunch of people actually watch that "experiment" might not be so good for business/PR.)
When you were a boy, maybe not. However, today I would dispute that from the simple standpoint that people have wanted to see more and more exotic scenes. When you were a kid, maybe you would be right. Today, would somebody be thinking "If I go to the zoo, maybe we can see that man eating polar bear."? Look at all the "extreme" stuff on TV that we have today that was absent say 50 years ago. Look at people fascinated by someone eating some gross looking bug or worm.
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:39 AM
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Too bad for Germany. Good thing it didn't happen here or the dumb thing won't have insurance and be a liability on us.

BTW, does this mean that they still have to feed the polar bear? I mean, if they left her there, it saves the zoo a feeding.

Probably would have made the bear sick.

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