Man Killed Cleaning Grizzly Bear Enclosure
'Tame' animal attacked worker at Montana wildlife agency
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2012 12:59 AM CST
Animals of Montana provides grizzly bears, lions, and other animals for movies and photography shoots.   (AP Photo/Yellowstone National Park, James Peaco, File)

(Newser) – A worker at a Montana wildlife casting agency was mauled to death by at least one grizzly bear while cleaning the captive-bred animals' enclosure. One grizzly bear had to be put down in order to recover the 24-year-old man's body, a spokesman for Animals of Montana tells the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. "It's obviously a tragic situation, and I don't think we'll ever know exactly what happened," he says. Police and wildlife officials are investigating.

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Nov 28, 2012 6:54 AM CST
this is very bad this bear has a right to live please support out bear project at protect our great American bears
Nov 5, 2012 10:24 AM CST
Put the bear, already in a cage, down? Just let the poor creature have his meal. He had already paid for it with his freedom.
Nov 5, 2012 9:18 AM CST
darwin goes to montana!