Boy, 9, Loses Arm Trying to Feed Zoo Bear

Child had stuck arm through cage to try to feed the animal
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 19, 2014 9:56 AM CDT
In this 2014 file photo, grizzly bear Veronica is shown at the Bronx Zoo.   (AP Photo/Wildlife Conservation Society, Julie Larsen Maher)

(Newser) – A bear in central China has bitten off the arm of a 9-year-old boy who tried to feed it through its cage, state media and a doctor said today. The attack happened yesterday afternoon at Pingdingshan Hebin Park in Henan province, which has a zoo inside. The boy managed to push his arm through the bear's cage to feed it when the bear bit him. A doctor at the Pingdingshan Number 152 Hospital, who treated the boy, said today that he lost his entire right arm, which had to be amputated.

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