To paraphrase Chris Rock, that bear didn’t go crazy, that bear went bear. A bicycle race between a bear and two monkeys at Shanghai Wild Animal Park took a dramatic and gory turn when the bear realised that hey, monkeys are totally food.
The video, originally uploaded to Liveleak, was shared by the HuffPo, which describes the scenes thusly:
During the performance, two monkeys take the lead as onlookers laugh and cheer. The bear is hot on their heels, however, and a second-lap crash quickly turns grisly.
After the bear collides with the fallen monkey and flies over its handlebars, it goes ballistic, mauling the monkey as animal park workers try in vain to separate the two. Another worker pushes the second monkey away from the pileup.
The bicycle race is part of the Wild Animal Olympics, which has been going on for years now. Shanghaiist first covered this sickening ‘competition’ in 2006, and it was still, over the objections of animal rights groups, taking place in 2011. The Shanghai Wild Animal Park also lets visitors feed live ducks to crocodiles for shits and giggles.
(h/t: @mpardaiolo, Joel Herrick)