MOSCOW, Russia (CNN) A bear on ice skates attacked two people during rehearsals at a circus in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, killing one of them, Kyrgyz officials said Friday. In the incident, which happened Thursday, the 5-year-old animal killed the circus administrator, Dmitry Potapov, and mauled an animal trainer, who was attempting to rescue him. “The incident occurred during a rehearsal by the Russian state circus company troupe which was performing in Bishkek with the program, Bears on Ice,” Ministry of Culture and Information director Kurmangazy Isanayev told reporters. It is unclear what caused the bear to attack Potapov, 25, nearly severing one of his legs while dragging him across the ice by his neck. Medical personnel were unable to save Potapov, who died at the scene.

Is the Ministry of Culture and Information serious here? He doesn’t know why the bear attacked the trainer? Umm, can I take a shot at that? How about the bear fucking hates being humiliated every night when he should be in hibernation and just fucking had enough and decided to fucking kill the shit out his captors. How’s that for a guess? Either that or he didn’t like his contract. Either way Viva La Bear!