Reposted from Polar Bear Science
A skinny polar bear has wandered greater than 1000km south of the Kara Sea into the Siberian city of Norilsk, which has occurred at the least as soon as earlier than within the 1970s. It’s harking back to the same incident this previous winter in Alaska and there’s no cause accountable this on lack of sea ice.
From the Siberian Instances earlier at present (17 June 2019) comes the report bear that didn’t get sufficient to eat this spring (because of any variety of causes, together with competitors from bigger, stronger bears) and went in search of simpler meals sources. No point out is made that this incident ought to be blamed on world warming.
Replace 18 June 2019: Lack of any proof that this incident was because of lack of sea ice didn’t cease Reuters from implying this was certainly the case, a theme picked up by the UK Telegraph, the BBC, and The Guardian.
Quotes and video from the story beneath.
“Norilsk is a few 500 km from the open shore but locals consider the bear has walked a lot additional to succeed in the town, crossing the huge Taymyr Peninsula.
On his journey to the Talnakh district of Norilsk the predator has walked into brown bear territory.
Reviews say the bear is prone to be moved to the Royev Ruchei Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, though some residents are campaigning to see the bear despatched again underneath sedation to the coast.
Oleg Krashevsky – who specialises in excursions to the distant Putorana plateau – posted: ‘I don’t perceive how the bear may have walked such distance, throughout Taymyr and never come throughout anybody.
‘He should have encountered many hunters.
‘The identical factor occurred in 1970’s when a polar bear confirmed up at an explosives warehouse across the identical place as this time.’“
The video beneath is a reminder that ravenous bears are just about by no means an indication of lowered sea ice blamed on world warming. Hunger is the main pure explanation for loss of life for polar bears.