Greater Vancouver Zoo Sued Over Alleged Bear Attack of Toddler

A father has filed a lawsuit against the Greater Vancouver Zoo on behalf of his daughter who was allegedly attacked by a group of black bears when she stuck her arm through "an unguarded chain link fence" at the black bear exhibit in 2019. According to the lawsuit, the girl sustained multiple injuries including a wrist fracture, partial amputation of her finger, loss of muscle tissue and scarring. The lawsuit claims that her injuries occurred as a result of the zoo’s negligence, breach of contract, and breach of statutory duties pursuant to the Occupiers Liability Act and Negligence Act.