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Birds Got to Fly, Bears Got to Eat

The circle of life was interrupted today in Berlin:

BERLIN — A self-described ‘lonely’ man jumped into the enclosure of the Berlin’s zoo’s famed polar bear Knut.

German police say zoo workers were able to keep the 200-kilogram bear away from the intruder by distracting him with a leg of beef. The 37-year-old man, whose name has not been released, jumped over a fence into a water-filled ditch at the edge of the bear’s enclosure Monday morning.

Police said the man initially ignored instructions to leave the enclosure, but was eventually led away unharmed.

Before being let go, the man told them that he felt lonely and the bear appeared lonely, too.

Lonely and hungry. Evidently, Grizzly Man hasn’t aired in Germany.


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