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Bear bites boy’s arm off in Chinese zoo

A doctor at the hospital, who treated the boy, said he lost his entire right arm, which had to be amputated.

By: Associated Press | Beijing |
Updated: October 19, 2014 4:18:15 pm
In this Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 still image taken from video provided by KEYT-TV, Carpinteria Valley rancher Emily Miles shows scars she received after she was injured when she was attcked by a 300-pound black bear Monday, Sept. 22, in what is called an "unprovoked" attack near Carpinteria, Calif. (Source: AP) In this Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 still image taken from video provided by KEYT-TV, Carpinteria Valley rancher Emily Miles shows scars she received after she was injured when she was attcked by a 300-pound black bear Monday, Sept. 22, in what is called an “unprovoked” attack near Carpinteria, Calif. (Source: AP)

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 Sunday.

Media reports said the attack happened Saturday 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.

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A doctor at the Pingdingshan Number 152 Hospital, who treated the boy, said Sunday that he lost his entire right arm, which had to be amputated.

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