Yeah, another cute critter story, but your news desk is digging out from a snow wallop and thought you’d find this walk on the wild side fun:
On Saturday, dozens of large adult animals, as well as many cubs, moved into the town of Belushya Guba, or Sturgeon Bay, a military community of 2,500 people on the far northern archipelago of Novaya Zemlya. While polar bear sightings are common in Russia’s High Arctic, the brazenness of the animals has taken many people by surprise. Video taken near the town’s garbage dump showed as many as 20 or 30 animals grunting and gorging themselves on discarded food. “They’re not afraid of anything,” said a voice on the video. Security cameras showed silent images of adult bears entering
One senses that bear-proof garbage disposal will become more of a local priority there. And there’s always the Canadian solution, the polar bear jail.
See also: Grizzly-polar bear hybrids in the Arctic
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