Man Killed Cleaning Grizzly Bear Enclosure

'Tame' animal attacked worker at Montana wildlife agency
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2012 12:59 AM CST
Man Killed Cleaning Grizzly Bear Enclosure
Animals of Montana provides grizzly bears, lions, and other animals for movies and photography shoots.   (AP Photo/Yellowstone National Park, James Peaco, File)

A worker at a Montana wildlife casting agency was mauled to death by at least one grizzly bear while cleaning the captive-bred animals' enclosure. One grizzly bear had to be put down in order to recover the 24-year-old man's body, a spokesman for Animals of Montana tells the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. "It's obviously a tragic situation, and I don't think we'll ever know exactly what happened," he says. Police and wildlife officials are investigating. (More grizzly bear stories.)

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