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Zoo horror as bears kill female wolf in shared enclosure

Zoo horror as bears kill female wolf in front of shocked visitors at Dutch animal enclosure where four of each animal were kept together to create a ‘challenging’ atmosphere

  • WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT 
  • Brown bears and wolves share enclosure at Dierenrijk zoo in the Netherlands 
  • Four of the bears attacked a wolf in a pool in front of horrified onlookers 
  • Two other wolves desperately tried to distract the bears and stop the killing
  • Stunned zookeepers say they have no idea why the bears attacked

This is the moment four bears savagely killed a wolf in their shared enclosure in a Dutch zoo.  

The footage, filmed by shocked visitors, shows the brown bears tearing the she-wolf apart in a pool of water at Dierenrijk zoo in Mierlo on Monday.

Onlookers are heard gasping as the bears let out ferocious growls. 

Two other wolves desperately tried to distract the bears but were powerless to stop the killing. Stunned zookeepers say they have no idea why the bears attacked. 

This is the moment four bears savagely killed a wolf in their shared enclosure in a Dutch zoo

Shocking video shows the brown bears tearing the she-wolf apart in a pool of water at Dierenrijk zoo in Mierlo on Monday

Shocking video shows the brown bears tearing the she-wolf apart in a pool of water at Dierenrijk zoo in Mierlo on Monday

Bears and wolves share the same habitat in the wild and several zoos across Europe, including Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire, have housed them together without any problems.  

Dierenrijk zoo said this is the first time anything like this has happened and it will not separate the animals which have lived together for more than a year.

A spokesman said: ‘The animals are put together to challenge them like this to play with each other.

‘It’s a piece of enrichment for the animal kingdom. What happened Monday is really a one-time incident. The animals have always lived in good harmony with each other.

‘It’s always gone well. We decided years ago to put the wolves and brown bears together. That’s good for the animals and we also see no reason to break them up now.’  

Two other wolves desperately tried to distract the bears and stop the killing but were kept at bay by one of the bears

Two other wolves desperately tried to distract the bears and stop the killing but were kept at bay by one of the bears

Dierenrijk zoo said this is the first time anything like this has happened and it will not separate the animals

Dierenrijk zoo said this is the first time anything like this has happened and it will not separate the animals

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