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Sun Mar 10, 2019, 03:46 PM

29. In 1994, an Australian woman climbed over two fences to get to the polar bear's enclosure

at the zoo in Anchorage, Alaska. Binky, who had been found as an orphaned cub on the North Slope and had lived his entire life at the zoo, was resting in the back of the enclosure. The tourist wanted a closer photo, but didn't realize that Polar bears can move really fast when they want to. Within seconds he had dashed to the front and grabbed the her through the bars.



The woman survived with severe lacerations to her leg. Rather than sue the zoo (the American way), she wrote a letter to the editor saying, "That was the stupidest thing I have done in my life."

As to Binky, he ended up with a souvenir of his adventure -- one of the woman's shoes, which he proudly carried about.

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