Safety violation led to fatal bear attack

Hu Min
A violation of safety regulations led to a tragedy in which an animal keeper was attacked and killed by several bears at the Shanghai Wild Animal Park in October 2020.
Hu Min
Safety violation led to fatal bear attack
Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

Bears at Shanghai Wild Animal Park

A digger driver and an animal keeper violated safety regulations by getting out of their vehicles — blamed for a tragedy in which the animal keeper was attacked and killed by several bears at the Shanghai Wild Animal Park in October last year.

The driver surnamed Xu left the digger to check equipment following an operation failure, while the animal keeper surnamed Zhu who was monitoring the situation left his vehicle to remind Xu to return to the digger, according to a recently released report by emergency management authorities in the Pudong New Area.

Nine people — including the park's general manager — will receive administrative punishment.

The park has adjusted its tour routes and placed animals such as tigers, lions and bears in enclosed areas.

Safety violation led to fatal bear attack
Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

The park has adjusted its tour routes and placed animals such as tigers, lions and bears in enclosed areas.


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