The images show the child, named Zarina, in the care of his grandparents after the horrific incident at Tashkent Zoo, Uzbekistan, captured on camera in a terrifying video
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A three-year-old girl who was thrown into a brown bear cage at the zoo by her mother, a university teacher, has been released from the hospital.
Photos showing the child, named Zarina, being cared for by grandparents after the horrific incident, were captured on camera in a terrifying video.
Visitors watched in horror as the girl’s mother dropped the helpless toddler 16ft down a trench and the predator Zuzu ran towards her in the bear’s den at Tashkent Zoo.
The monster got close but fortunately then wandered off and was led by staff into an inner part of the siege so they could rescue Zarina.
After 24 days in hospital, she was discharged without long-term problems from falls or encounters with bears.
Her mother, a university teacher, remains in custody.
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She is currently facing a criminal investigation on suspicion of attempted murder.
The Uzbek Health Ministry said: “With all the medical examinations positive and the child’s mental condition normal, she was released from the hospital to go home with his relatives.”
Tashkent Zoo said: “Our little heroine Zarina, who was thrown into the enclosure of the bear Zuzu, has been released from the hospital.
“The girl’s medical examination went well.
“Her mental state is normal, so there is no need for prolonged treatment.
“She was taken home with her family and she is currently in the care of her grandparents.”
Zoo staff visited the little girl and were impressed with how her grandparents took care of Zarina.
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Despite this, she will remain under the long-term medical supervision of Dr Alisher Sharipov, director of the National Children’s Medical Center.
At the time, a Tashkent Zoo spokesman said: ‘A young woman threw a baby girl into the brown bear cage, in front of all the visitors.
“It is completely unclear what her motives are. Both visitors and zoo staff tried to stop her – but were unsuccessful.”
“We dread even thinking how this would end if the bear reacted as a toddler as its prey,” she continued.
“Zuzu, a male Caucasian Brown Bear, is watching the woman who threw her cub over the metal fence.
“She fell into the trench under the fence.
“Zuzu slowly got up, slowly descended into the trench, walked over to the girl, sniffed her – and turned back.”
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The mother – who did not want to be named – has been detained and faces a minimum of 15 years in prison if found guilty, the report said.
The girl suffered concussions, cuts to her head and bruises from the fall “but not the slightest bit of damage from the bear’s fangs or claws.”
She also suffered “slight shock”.
Staff released a video of Zarina in the hospital – and a video of the “nonviolent bear” enjoying a “birthday party”.
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