A bear is what he his. Monkey ran into him and tripped him and then the bear remembered he was hungry and probably remembered that he was also a bear.
I'm still hoping the monkey was ok. The bear had him in his mouth but we don't know how bad the monkey was hurt. If you've ever tried to get a dog to release his grip on something, the dog generally will stiffen his body and his freeze his jaws concentrating defending himself on you trying to get it away from him without letting go. See a bear cant bite the handler and hold on to the monkey at the same time so while they were hitting him with that stick his brain was in a indecision limbo. Therefore there's a chance the monkey wasn't mortally wounded.
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