Russia should train bears to ski, not ice skate

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 23, 2009 1:16 pm

The Russian circus has a long history of training their bears to do various human activites that bears were clearly never meant to do. Riding motorcycles, playing ice hockey, and no, not skiing, but ice skating.

Apparently ice skating was a bad choice.

Yesterday during circus rehearsals in Kyrgyzstan, a bear flipped out and attacked two people, killing one of them. The injured man is in critical condition. “The victim has sustained serious injuries – deep scalp lacerations, bruising of the brain, lacerations on his body. His condition is considered critical,” Dr. Gulnara Tashibekova said. The bear was shot dead at the scene.

Leave the bears alone folks. They’re not meant to put on ice skates, or even skis. I mean, come on, right?