Video shows man jumping into a zoo enclosure and trying to drown a bear

Animals | April 6, 2020

In the video shared widely online, the man is seen jumping into the moat of the bear enclosure after being charged by the beast. As he’s swimming, the bear, whose name is Sabina, inches closer and curiously looks on then jumps in the water. The man begins to flail around and manages to get a grip on the bear’s head.

As her head is underwater, the man attempts to keep it submerged, and the two struggle until the bear gives up and lets him get out of the water.

A spokesman named Karczewska for the zoo told the Daily Mail that while the bear was not physically harmed, Sabina was mentally stressed and let out a nervous growl.

“She used to belong to a circus and is accustomed to the presence of people,” he said. “But she absolutely did not expect a human attack.”

After the attack, she growled nervously until zookeepers arrived to calm her down.

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