Grizzly Bear Shatters Barrier at Minnesota Zoo
APPLE VALLEY (AP) — A grizzly bear exhibit at the Minnesota Zoo is temporarily closed after one of the bears picked up a basketball-sized rock and shattered a barrier.
Startled visitors stood on the other side as the bear repeatedly slammed the rock into a pane of glass Monday morning.
Zoo animal collections manager Tony Fisher says the five-layer pane stayed in place "like a windshield." No one was hurt.
The grizzlies were called back inside. The area will be closed until a temporary fix can be made ahead of a permanent pane being installed.
Fisher isn't sure which of the three bears is responsible for busting one of pane's five layers. But he suspects it was Kenai, a nearly full-grown male who is "usually the clown out there."