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Bear in Russian Mall Escapes Before Being Shot Dead at a Kindergarten

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By    |   Thursday, 15 Oct 2015 08:46 AM

A bear roamed through a Russian mall in Khabarovsk and into a kindergarten Wednesday night before it was shot by local police.

The large brown bear was initially spotted by the Erofey sports arena in Khabarovsk, near the Chinese border, and had managed to get into a shopping mall by the time police arrived, RT.com reported.

The bear was captured by security cameras running through the empty corridors of the shopping mall before pushing two doors open to escape the facility, according to the BBC News.

The bear then left the mall and entered a local kindergarten when authorities shot it.

"We can conclude that the inexperienced bear decided to swim across the Amur River in search of a den," Andrey Mamaev, head of the state hunting monitoring agency, said, according to RT.com.

Government investigators have opened an inquiry into the bear's shooting, according to the BBC News, after it was reported that police shot the animal in the school's playground area before veterinary workers arrived on the scene.

"The police did what was simplest," Natalia Kovalenko, an animal rights activist, said to the state-run website Vesti.ru. "First they made it crazy by smoking it out of the mall. Then, when the animal came out and was defending itself out of fear, they shot it."

Russia's state-run news agency Tass wrote that bears are coming into towns more and more as they gather food before hibernating in November. The agency stated that 60 bears have been killed this year alone because of their threat to humans.

Two people have been killed and four injured because of bear attacks, Tass added, according to the BBC News.

RT.com reported that there had been more than 30 bear sightings near humans in the Khabarovsk region in 2015.

Others took a lighter view of the bear's mall excursion on social media.








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