Zoo visitors at the Chinese Shanghai Wildlife Park had the worst day of their lives on Saturday after a Zoo worker was attacked and mauled to death by bears in the zooâs âwild beast areaâ.
In a video that has since been taken down on the microblogging site, Twitter, terror-stricken tourists can be heard yelling as they watch in full view, several bears crowded in one spot and tearing down a man attending to them.
The unidentified man reportedly died from the attack.
The video quickly went viral and stirred debate about the existence of zoos and lack of security for workers.
In response to the public backlash, the Shanghai Wildlife Park said it was âextremely distressed that such a tragedy occurredâ, adding that it also âapologised to tourists for any inconvenience causedâ.
NOTE: The video could not be uploaded due to its graphic contents that are against our reporting standards.
While deaths arent that common from zoo attacks in China, such accidents are not entirely uncommon.
Netizens have argued that due to such trends, the only solution to eradicate the accidents was to âjust close zoosâŠ.(and) let animals freeâ.
It is reported that the worker had gone into the âwild beasts areaâ to feed the animals. The area is only accessible to tourists by bus.
The parkÂ has since expressed its condolences to the workerâs family.
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