Man eaten by bear at Serbian zoo
August 20, 2007
A 23-year old Serbian man was found dead and half-eaten in the bear cage at the Belgrade Zoo during an annual beer festival, reports Reuters.
"The man was found naked, with his clothes lying intact inside the cage. Two adult bears, Masha and Misha, had dragged the body to their feeding corner and reacted angrily when keepers tried to recover it," said Reuters.
"There's a good chance he was drunk or drugged. Only an idiot would jump into the bear cage," zoo director Vuk Bojovic told Reuters.
Local media reported that police found bricks, stones, beer cans and several mobile phones inside the cage. Local media speculated the man might have fallen into the bear enclosure from the wall of a restaurant located just above the zoo. It was not immediately clear if the man's inital injuries were sustained from the fall or were inflicted by the animals, according to the Associated Press.
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