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Child injured by bear bite at Greater Vancouver Zoo: officials

By The Canadian Press

Published 12:15 PDT, Tue August 6, 2019

A child has been injured after being bitten by a bear at the Greater Vancouver Zoo.

VANCOUVER — A child has been injured after being bitten by a bear at the Greater Vancouver Zoo.

The British Columbia Conservation Officer Service says it received information Monday night that a child was injured due to an animal bite at the zoo in Langley.

A spokesman for the Environment Ministry confirmed a bear bit the child.

BC Emergency Health Services says it received a call just before 7 p.m. Monday and dispatched two critical care teams and an air ambulance.

It says in a statement that a patient was taken by air ambulance to hospital in serious condition.

In a statement, the conservation service says its officers are investigating and it won't comment further.

No details on the circumstances of the incident have been released, and neither the age nor gender of the child have been disclosed.

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