Black Bear Mauls Circus Trainer Before Screaming Audience, Incident Caught On Camera

KEY POINTS

  • The bear attacked the trainer after he allegedly stopped the animal from eating treats
  • The trainer was not severely injured in the incident as the animal had its teeth
  • Local authorities were investigating the incident and the circus has been temporarily shut down

An animal trainer was viciously attacked by a black bear during a circus show in Henan province of central China on Friday.

The 440-pound Asian black bear attacked the unidentified man after he allegedly stopped the animal from eating treats.

“A boy threw a sausage [onto the stage]. The bear wanted to eat it, and the tamer wouldn’t allow it because it’s performing,” a witness told Pear News, adding that the bear attacked the trainer after he beat the animal.

Video of the incident showed the bear pinning the trainer to the ground and attacking and biting the man in front of screaming audience. His

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Last week the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency published an advisory that hackers had penetrated a US federal agency. It identified neither the attackers nor the agency, but it did detail the hackers’ methods and their use of a new and unique form of malware in an operation that successfully stole target data. Now, clues uncovered by a researcher at cybersecurity firm Dragos and an FBI notification to hacking victims obtained by WIRED in July suggest a likely answer to the mystery of who was behind the intrusion: They

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“Rather than one single large satellite bus, which is what Landsat has been historically, we’ve looked at other options,” USGS Director Jim Reilly said in an interview.

NASA and USGS recently completed an 18-month Sustainable Land Imaging Architecture Study to evaluate the capabilities of existing and planned government and commercial satellites.

“The revolution in space is underway and we’ll want to capitalize on that as much as we possibly can,” said Reilly, a former NASA astronaut. “The critical piece for NASA and USGS is looking at how we combine all that information and how we calibrate and validate it.”

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