Woman mauled by Polar Bear at Berlin Zoo

A woman who jumped into the polar bear enclosure at the Berlin Zoo has been mauled, with the entire thing caught on camera (see pic above.)

The unnamed 32 year old woman is believed to have entered the enclosure to visit Knut, the polar bear that became world famous two years ago when authorities said they were going to put him down after he was abandoned by his mother.

To get to the bears, the woman jumped a fence then swam across a water course, directly to the bear that attacked her. Zoo keepers managed to push the bear off her, but only after it had locked its jaws around her neck. The woman was rushed to hospital where she was treated for bites.

Surprisingly this isn’t the first time someone has tried to visit Knut. A man jumped the fence last December, and was fortunate to escape unharmed.