. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bear Kills 6-Year-Old

TEBERDA, Southern Russia ) -- A bear attacked and killed a 6-year-old boy in a Caucasus Mountains nature reserve and was then shot to death by park police, a Russian news agency reported Sunday.

The boy, the son of a scientist employed by the Teberda Nature Reserve, was climbing unattended on top of the bear's den when the animal reached up, grabbed the boy and began mauling him. Tourists saw the attack and immediately called police, who shot the bear, Itar-Tass reported. Both the boy and the bear later died.