Brown bear visits Alaska Zoo for a late night meal named Caesar

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  1. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory Forum Contributor

    Bears gotta eat too... yumyum.gif

    According to the Alaska Zoo, their 16-year-old alpaca was attacked by a wild brown bear, which had broken into the zoo at night. Biologists had been keeping an eye on the bear in the neighborhood, but it snuck into the zoo at night and mauled the alpaca. Officials euthanized both animals.

    Although Caesar, the alpaca, is no more, the zoo's remaining alpaca Fuzzy Charlie was able to escape the enclosure and was later located by staff inside the zoo grounds.

    "Prior to the break in at the zoo, wildlife officials with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game had already determined that the bear posed a significant risk to public safety and were attempting to find the bear to remove it," the zoo wrote in its blog.

    "The bear's entry point was discovered and has been reinforced. The bear was known to biologists for other activity in the surrounding neighborhoods. The zoo will continue to monitor perimeter fences, a long-standing policy for zoo safety."

    “We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss of both a wild bear and Caesar the alpaca. We care deeply about all animals and feel saddened by the deaths on both sides of the situation. We take this as a reminder that our city of Anchorage is indeed bear country. Wild bears are still active, gathering food and resources before their winter’s sleep. We ask the public to stay vigilant with bear safety protocols in neighborhoods by securing trash and other attractants.” said Patrick Lampi Director the Alaska Zoo.

    For the full story on this breaking news, visit https://www.alaskazoo.org/.../brown-bear-visiting-alaska...
     
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  2. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Wow, I'm surprised a zoo had a fence that wasn't quite secure.
     
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  3. TXplt

    TXplt Gun Toting Boeing Driver Forum Contributor

    One might've thunk that folks in AK when designing a zoo would realize how bears get into garbage and 'bear proof' things and taken heed with reinforcing the place.

    You could wind up in a situation where you have a well stocked 'grocery store' for bears.
     
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  4. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    EXACTLY!! It's not rocket science.

    The OP incident is what happens when "Cost Containment" is more important than "Critter Containment.":oops:
     
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  5. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist

    "The bear's entry point was discovered and has been reinforced. The bear was known to biologists for other activity in the surrounding neighborhoods. The zoo will continue to monitor perimeter fences, a long-standing policy for zoo safety."

    Whoever had perimeter duty must've been asleep at the switch.
     
  6. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Or ran like hell!!
     
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  7. BigEd63

    BigEd63 G&G Evangelist

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    Kind of amusing: Alaska where the wildlife outside the zoo is more dangerous than the wildlife inside the zoo.