A Circus Bear Attacks Trainer During A Show In Northern Russia – A circus bear attacked and injured its trainer during a show in Russia on Wednesday, prompting Russian officials to open a criminal investigation.
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The popular traveling circus took place in the town of Olonets, which is in the northwest of the country and about 120 miles northeast of St. Petersburg.
The 660-pound brown bear viciously attacked its handler, Ruslan Solodyuk during performing with the bear, Yashka.
Ruslan Solodyuk ordered the 16-year-old bear to stand on its two back legs and push around a wheelbarrow.
Video of the attack captured by one spectator, showed the 16-year-old bear, Yashka, pushing a wheelbarrow while standing on its hind legs hen attacking the trainer, biting him and forcing him to the floor.
The video showed people in the front rows trying to move away with small children after the trainer is mauled by the circus bear just feet in front of them in the circus ring with no barriers.
Ruslan Solodyuk, who was mauled by the bear, told the Russian news source that he is investigating with police following Thursday’s attack and Yashka, huge (weighs [660 pounds]), sick and 16 years old bear crouched on the stage and suffered joint pain from last performance tour.
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