Animals: Bad Bear

Of Sunshine, a big Russian brown bear in Cleveland's Brookside Zoo, Keeper Thomas Earl had always spoken kindly. "He is docile, tame and well mannered," said he. One day last week Keeper Earl entered Sunshine's cage with a breakfast of raw meat, carrots, two loaves of bread. Sunshine was not in a good humor, did not retire to his pit for his meal. Keeper

Earl shouted at him. Suddenly Sunshine turned on his keeper, hugged him tight with one foreleg, clawed him viciously with the other. Keeper Earl shouted for help, wrestled for...

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