Animal Extinction: This is what a starving polar bear looks like

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A starving polar bear.

A melting ice deprived the polar bear of an opportunity to explore his preying skills on seals.

A documentary of a starving polar bear searching for food in the wild has given room for a flood of sad emotions.

In the last summer, Paul Nicklen, a photographer, as well as a group of filmmakers from Sea Legacy captured the animal scavenge for a meal at the Canadian Baffin Islands. The explorers were moved into tears as they viewed the animal make a sluggish attempt to navigate the field.


It was a departure from what is expected from bears, creatures that are naturally built with skills of athleticism and an impressive hunting prowess.

“We stood there crying—filming with tears rolling down our cheeks,” Nicklen said in a chat with the National Geographic.

“When scientists say bears are going extinct, I want people to realise what it looks like. Bears are going to starve to death,” he added.

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A declining climate is largely responsible for the sad visuals which has seen the bear deprived of seals who have often found a habitat in the sea ice.


The lack of it has meant that the polar bear has to look for alternative food source.

The European Geosciences Union in a study published in the year 2016, submitted that melting sea ice is consistently a threat to polar bears who have seen their grizzly cousins move into their territory.

from - Gist

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