Oct 6, 2009

Pennsylvania woman killed by her pet bear

A 37-year-old Pennsylvania woman died after being mauled by her pet black bear.

She was attacked when she entered the bear's cage to feed the 350-pound animal and clean its cage, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The bear lived in a 15-by-15-foot steel and concrete enclosure on the property.

The woman also had a permit to keep a Bengal tiger and an African lion. The property routinely passed inspection and had no violations.