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Heartbreaking Video Shows A Starving Polar Bear Clinging To Life On Ice-less Land

The polar bear is weak and starving, with no food available nearby.

Many are still debating on whether climate change is real. A new heartbreaking video has emerged, showing a starving polar bear rummaging for food on iceless land.

Paul Nicklen, a photographer from the conservation group Sea Legacy, visited Baffin Island in summer when they came across a chilling scene – a starving polar bear clinging to its life. The obviously malnourished and thin polar bear dragged its feet as it wandered, looking for food. According to Nicklen, he has already seen thousands of polar bears in the past…

However, this is the first time he felt sad seeing a heart-wrenching sight.

At first, he thought the bear was a white blanket draped over a rock. However, when they came near the area, they were shocked to see a polar bear and they initially thought the animal was dead.

Well, not just yet. The bear managed to stand up and they snapped a photo of the poor animal and captured the video.

They came back about two days later and saw the polar bear rummaging through rusted trash cans, looking for food.

Nicklen said:

“It rips your heart out of your chest. As soon as he did a slow stand on his feet, everybody on the team just started crying.”

He added:

“We stood there crying—filming with tears rolling down our cheeks.”

The video shows the polar bear thin, limp and weak.

Its massive fur covers its bony frame. At one moment, the bear can be seen collapsing due to weakness. Many netizens aired their anger on why the photographers did not do anything to help the poor bear.


Cristina Mittermeier, one of the photographers, responded:

“Some have criticized us for not doing more to help the bear, but we were too far from any village to ask for help and approaching a starving predator, especially when we didn’t have a weapon, would have been madness.”

“In the end, I did the only thing I could: I used my camera to make sure we would be able to share this tragedy with the world.”

On the other hand, many experts said that the video does not show the whole picture.

The polar bear might be weak due to declining health or it has been injured. In fact, they claimed that the polar bear lives in an area where the bear population is doing well.

Arctic wildlife biologist Jeff Higdon explained:

“That bear is starving, but (in my opinion) it’s not starving because the ice suddenly disappeared and it could no longer hunt seals.”

“It’s far more likely that it is starving due to health issues.”

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Russia’s Psychic Cat Achilles Correctly Predicts World Cup Opening Game Winner

But can he predict the 2018 FIFA World Cup champion?

The new Nostradamus might be an adorable furry critter. A sweet Russian cat has been chosen to predict the outcome of the first game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It may seem hard to believe but the feline was spot on with his prediction.

Achilles is already a modern day prophet. After all, the cat correctly predicted most of the results in last year's Confederate Cup in Russia. Nevertheless, people wondered if the adorable feline will manage to prophesy what would happen in this year's World Cup opening game. Achilles had to choose between Russia and Saudi Arabia, and managed to predict the motherland's stunning victory.

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Dog Interrupts MLB Baseball Game, Gets Rewarded With A Ball And A New Friend

The pooch thought the baseball team was trying to play fetch with her!

One lucky dog had a truly awesome day at the park. A young German Shepherd got to watch a Minor League Baseball game with her owner. In addition to that, the pooch got to play a game of fetch and made a new friend. She also went home with a ball and won the hearts of many fans.

The MLB team Tulsa Drillers recently had a Bark at the Park Night when they went up against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. The event allows fans to bring their dogs to the field while the NWA infielders were warming up. One pooch noticed that the players were throwing a ball around. The excited German Shepherd immediately broke away from her owner and dashed to join the baseball players.

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Whale Found Dead In Thailand Had Over 80 Plastic Bags In Stomach

The poor whale starved to death.

A pilot whale died in Southern Thailand and scientists have found the alarming cause of the death. Apparently, the whale had 80 plastic bags in its stomach, which caused the animal to starve to death.

A week ago, the pilot whale was found clinging to life up a canal in Songkhla province, near the Malaysian border. Conservation officials tried to save the whale's life for days. They used buoys to keep it afloat and umbrellas to provide a shield from the sun.

After five days of endless effort, the whale vomited pieces of plastic.

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