Bicycle race ends in crash, mauling, death

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Horror as bear on a bike EATS a monkey at the end of sick circus cycle race

  • A video is believed to have been filmed at Shanghai Wild Animal Park
  • Crowd is heard cheering and laughing as animals forced to ride in 'race'
  • Bear attacks the monkey after it crashes on the track
By Becky Evans
PUBLISHED: 09:41 EST, 7 May 2013 | UPDATED: 14:43 EST, 7 May 2013

A monkey was mauled by a bear after a disturbing circus stunt went wrong.
A video has emerged online of two monkeys and a black bear being forced to ride bicycles around a track in front of a large crowd.
After two laps of the track, one of the monkeys crash and the bear then attacks it as it lies stuck under the bicycle.
Scroll down for video: Warning graphic content


The two monkeys and the bear are put on the bikes before being shooed off by staff holding sticks



Crowds can be heard cheering and laughing as the animals ride around the small arena
The gruesome video is believed to have been shot at the Shanghai Wild Animal Park, in China, which has hit the headlines in the past for its 'Wild Animal Olympics'.


In the video, the audience can be heard cheering and laughing as the animals are sent riding around the small arena.
Circus workers holding sticks push the small bikes off but after a few seconds one monkey and the bear crash.
Staff can be seen desperately trying to force the bear off as it grabs the small monkey in its mouth.
At one stage three workers, dressed in brightly coloured costumes, try to wrestle the bear away, while another leads the second monkey away.

Bear mauls a monkey during 'bike race' at Shanghai Wild Park




The animals crash into one another after one of the monkeys falls from its bike after about two laps


Campaign group Animals Asia said it has previously documented cheetahs, lions, tigers, bears, chimpanzees and an elephant being forced to perform in the 'Wild Animal Olympics'.
It is not clear when the latest video was taken but Shanghai Wild Animal Park said in 2006 that the Olympic event had been scrapped following complaints and 'out of consideration for the safety of our visitors.'
Stunts in the show had included making bears box one another and ride bicycles, kangaroos boxing humans and monkeys lifting weights.
Visitors to the park can also pay to have their picture taken with the big cats and other animals.
Animals Asia said some of the creatures had also been declawed.
China Tour Online's website said the park 'offers animal performances, showing the charm and skill of the animals and their gift in performing.'

The bear then attacks the animal lying under the bike in front of the shocked animal park crowd


Despite the frantic efforts of the zoo staff who hit the bear with sticks, it continues to maul the monkey
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...s-stunt-crashes-mauls-monkey-large-crowd.html

 

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He wasn't mauling him. He was helping him oxygenate his blood better by exposing it all directly to air.
 

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He wasn't mauling him. He was helping him oxygenate his blood better by exposing it all directly to air.
You can always trust the first aid decisions of a bear.

Wait a second...
He was helping him oxygenate his blood better by exposing it all directly to air.
That's blood doping! I declare shenanigans!
 

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The black people are really small in China... weird.
 

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Poor animals. More proof that orientals are a callous and soulless race.
 

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This is how every bike ride should end regardless of the species.
 

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