- 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