Bearly believable! Visitors to Chinese safari park ‘feed’ beast through car window
Day trippers at Beijing wildlife attraction where woman was killed by tigers last year openly flout safety rules
Almost exactly a year after a woman was mauled to death by tigers at a safari park in Beijing, visitors to the attraction were filmed apparently feeding a bear through the open window of their car, local media reported.
The incident, which happened on Saturday at Badaling Wildlife World, was caught on camera by a person in the vehicle behind, and shows the animal leaning into a black SUV through the driver’s window. The tinted glass makes it impossible to tell exactly what is happening inside the vehicle but it appears as though the people inside are feeding the bear.
After a few moments, a sausage flies out of the window and the animal turns around to investigate it and other discarded food items lying on the floor. As it does so, the SUV pulls away, leaving the bear to its buffet.
Despite the footage appearing online, the park said the incident had gone unnoticed by its own surveillance cameras and patrol cars, news portal Jiemian.com reported.
On July 23 last year, a woman was mauled to death by tigers at Badaling Wildlife World after going to the rescue of her daughter. The younger woman was seriously mauled after getting out of her vehicle inside the big cats’ enclosure, but her mother was killed.
In February, several black bears at the same wildlife park were attracted to the open window of a car moving through their area. Keepers were able to disperse the animals and no one was hurt. The window had apparently been opened by a young child unaware of the possible danger.