Child injured by bear bite at Greater Vancouver Zoo airlifted to hospital

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A child has been injured after being bitten by a bear at the Greater Vancouver Zoo.

The British Columbia Conservation Officer Service says it received information Monday night that a child was injured due to an animal bite at the zoo in Langley.

A spokesman for the Environment Ministry confirmed a bear bit the child.

BC Emergency Health Services says it received a call just before 7 p.m. Monday and dispatched two critical care teams and an air ambulance.

It says in a statement that a patient was taken by air ambulance to hospital in serious condition.

In a statement, the conservation service says its officers are investigating and it won't comment further.