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

(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.

Animals of Montana provides grizzly bears, lions, and other animals for movies and photography shoots.
Animals of Montana provides grizzly bears, lions, and other animals for movies and photography shoots.   (AP Photo/Yellowstone National Park, James Peaco, File)
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