Russians capture hungry polar bear roaming Arctic city
Scientists captured a hungry polar bear that was roaming in the streets of an Arctic city, hundreds of kilometers away from its natural habitat.
The rescue team intends to take the bear to a zoo to recover said the Russian officials.
The bear had apparently trekked south from the shores of the Kara Sea, which is part of the Arctic, They added.
The bear has been estimated to be around one year old and weighing around some 200 kilogram’s, is being inspected by veterinarians.
Polar bears’ natural habitats are being damaged by climate change, and their increasing number of population has been making contact with humans as they go farther and farther distances in search of food.
The animal’s health’s does not allow for her to be released into wild.
Officials also plan to send the bear to a zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on Friday. In Krasnoyarsk, the bear will be fully examined and will receive the necessary treatment.
Sightings of polar bears so far south from their usual habitat has been rare.
In February, officials declared an emergency after dozens of polar bears entered a settlement on the far northern Novaya Zemlya archipelago, attracted by its rubbish tip, and some wandered into buildings.