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.
“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.”
“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.”
Watch the video here:
50 Times Cats Hilariously Crashed Nativity Scenes and Didn’t Even Regret It
All the more reason to like and love these beautiful creatures.
Cats are without a doubt among the cutest animals in the world. Some of us love their fur while others simply fall in love with their felines’ eyes. Either way, there is really a lot to like and love.
Apparently, we all know that cats have this weird habit of squeezing themselves into anything small or tight. They may try to force themselves into your lap while working. There are others who, despite the awkward space, will have no qualms invading it.
We here at Elite Readers thought it would be interesting to see a compilation that features these feline creatures. This time around, though, we will feature the ones where they crashed nativity scenes. Besides, Christmas is only several days away, and these scenes are exactly what you want to see....
Woman’s Mouth ‘Impregnated’ With A Dozen Baby Squid After Eating Calamari
Are you ready to become pregnant with baby squids through a sumptuous calamari meal? This woman is certainly not.
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A Korean woman experienced one of the most unusual effects of eating food. She became literally “pregnant” after consuming a common squid meal favorite -- calamari. The 63-year-old complained of sharp pain in her mouth and that was when doctors found out that her mouth had become impregnated with 12 baby squids.
According to reports, the unnamed woman was eating a piece of squid that though partially cooked, still had its internal organs intact. She quickly felt an intense pain in her mouth, making her spit out the food. However, she continued to feel some “prickling and foreign body” in her mouth, hence deciding to go for a checkup....
10 of the Most Dangerous Animals on Earth
Most of these creatures are actually territorial.
It is worth noting that not all animals in this world are considered dangerous. However, some of them are indeed equipped with abilities that make them a threat to humans. Hence they are called “wild” animals. Interestingly, their appearance says otherwise. They can look cute and friendly, but once agitated, expect a deadly retaliation.
Below are common creatures that are actually dangerous in one way or another. Check them out!