In a bizarre story out of Russia, where it's common for circuses to feature bears trained to do various tricks, a bear on ice skates mauled and killed a young trainer while preparing for a show. The trainer, 25-year-old Dmitry Potapov, was bitten in the neck and dragged across the ice by a 5-year-old bear. When another trainer attempted to rescue Potapov, he also was mauled. The trainer lived, but was taken to a hospital in critical condition. The bear was shot when police arrived on the...Read Full Story
Dmitry Potapov, 25, was a Russian circus manager and bear trainer who was killed when he was mauled by a bear he was training to ice skate.