Two bears put down because of idiot parent

Filed under: Preschoolers, Media, That's Entertainment

I'm going to break this story down as simply as I can. A four-year-old child and a parent "breached" a security fence at a Virginia zoo allegedly to get a closer look at the bears. The child gets bitten, and the bears are then both euthanized "because (zoo officials) couldn’t guarantee the bears did not have rabies." The only way to tell for sure was to kill the bears and perform tests. 

Zoo officials said, "The concern was for the health of the child." According to an nbc12.com report, the wound "wasn't severe," but the skin was broken.

So because of a parent's sheer and utter stupidity, two innocent bears are now dead. No word yet on whether the bears had rabies.

Thanks for the tip, Meredith. I'm shaking my head right along with you. 

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.