Anders Blomqvist, chief executive of Grönklittsgruppen which owns Orsa Zoo, said that he believed only one of the two 18-month-old brown bear sisters was involved in the actual attack.
“Our opinion is that it wasn’t at all,” he said. “The other bear fled away and was taken to another part of the park.”
The bear involved in the attack was shot by zoo staff in an effort to rescue the man being mauled. But Blomqvist said he saw no reason to put the other bear down.
“The other one is still at the park,” he said. “She’s a little bit stressed because she misses her sister, but apart from that she’s just a normal bear.”