Polar bear attacks woman

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Berlin, Germany (N-TV)  A polar bear attacked a woman at the Berlin Zoo Friday afternoon.  Police say she climbed a fence and jumped into its habitat during feeding time.

One adult polar bit her several times after she plunged into the moat, police said.

Zoo workers tossed rescue rings toward the woman to hoist her out and distract polar bears swimming nearby.

The woman was severely injured and was being treated at a hospital, police said.

It's unclear why the woman entered the bear habitat, but police issued her a citation for trespassing.