Polar bear walked more than 1600 km trying to find food. His weakness barely allowed him to move

Global warming not only brings consequences for us humans but for the entire planet. Although it is expected that the problems will be in the future, there are already several species that are being affected, such as polar bears.

It turns out that in the Arctic, until the end of 2014 it had already reduced by 40% the area covered by sea ice, directly affecting a lot of bears that are forced to spend less time in the area looking for food.

Apparently, something similar happened with this bear that appeared wandering this week in Norilsk, an industrial city of Russia and that surprised all its inhabitants.

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According to estimates they would have walked about 1,600 kilometers from the coast of the Arctic Ocean in search of food. Although his objective had never been to move away from his natural feeding habitat, he would suddenly have become disoriented and lost.

And so, hungry and totally weak, he got to dodge cars and to be the protagonist of a bunch of photographs that quickly went viral through the internet.

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“He is seriously affected by hunger, can barely blink and keep his eyes open, almost unable to walk,” said Irina Yarinskaya, a photographer from the newspaper Zapolyarnaya Pravda who was able to capture it in some of her photographs.

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Zapolyarnaya Pravda

According to locals, it is the first time that a wild polar bear has appeared in the city since the 1970s. And while several caught their attention and wanted to get close to it, local officials warned that it could be aggressive and a threat to humans.

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For now both the local police and the emergency services are closely monitoring the animal so that it does not affect the residents, however, they are waiting for a decision from Moscow on whether to sedate the bear and return it to its habitat or transfer it to a zoo in Krasnoyarsk. , the regional capital.

Timur Voronkov

Local animalists, for their part, demand that they return it to its natural habitat.

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