The Asian black bear is generally regarded as more dangerous than its similar-sized North American cousin. Occasionally it attacks people in the wild. This, however, is the familiar story of a zoo visitor with poor judgment.
Bear Attacks Girl in Private Zoo | Russia | RIA Novosti:
"An Asian black bear at a private zoo in Blagoveshchensk attacked the girl when the she tried to give the animal a drink from a bottle.
“The operation, to treat a deep wound in the back of her head, lasted several hours," her doctor said. "The girl is now in the intensive care ward where she is in critical condition.” "