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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Mar 08, 2009
Location: Winston, Oregon

Animal: Black Bear
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Non-accredited Zoo
Facility Name: Wildlife Safari

Category: Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Bear

Summary: A 23-year-old female employee of Wildlife Safari remained in serious condition at Mercy Medical Center after being attacked by a black bear she was attempting to feed. The employee hit the bear with a cattle prod and the angered animal then knocked the woman to the ground, inflicting large lacerations on her right thigh and hand.

Source: www.nrtoday.com

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