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Polar bear rescued after getting condensed milk can stuck in mouth

After its tongue was caught in a can full of condensed milk, a polar bear was rescued from an Arctic outpost in northern Russia.

After being spotted by residents in Dikson, the two-year-old girl was saved.

Moscow Zoo’s team flew in to calm the bear and remove the sharp metal from its mouth. They also treated cuts on its tongue.

Mikhail Alshinetsky from the zoo said that the bear was thin, dehydrated, but its injuries would heal.


Scientists from the USA and Canada have issued warnings this week that hungry polar bears are turning to garbage dumps for food as their habitat is losing.

Image: Pic: Nornickel/Reuters

Scientists believe that human waste is a growing threat to vulnerable polar bears as they become more dependent on landfills in northern areas such as Canada, Alaska and Russia.

Svetlana Akulova is the director general at Moscow Zoo. She stated that the bear’s recovery from anaesthesia will be the next critical stage. Specialists are watching closely.

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“We are hopeful that everything will turn out well. She said that she left fish for the bear as she was starving and had run out of water.

After several days of observation, the bear will be released into its natural habitat and provided with fish.

Sea ice is a key ingredient for polar bears’ ability to hunt seals. The Arctic is warming four times faster that the rest of the globe, so sea ice melts earlier in summer and freezes later in fall.

This causes bears to spend more time on the shore, away from their natural prey.

Dikson, a port, is one of the most northern settlements in the world.


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