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Cannibalism on rise among polar bears, say Russian scientists

Cannibalism on rise among polar bears, say Russian scientists


Cannibalism on rise among polar bears, say Russian scientists

MOSCOW (AFP) - Cases of polar bears killing and eating each other are on the rise in the Arctic as melting ice and human activity erode their habitat, a Russian scientist said on Wednesday (Feb 26).. Read more at

Speaking at a presentation in the northwestern city of Saint Petersburg, he suggested that the behaviour could be due to lack of food."Now we get information not only from scientists but also from the growing number of oil workers and defence ministry employees."

QUITTING NORMAL HUNTING GROUNDS Russia, already a key global oil and gas exporter, is keen to develop its LNG potential in the Arctic. It has also significantly upgraded its military facilities there.Over the last quarter-century, Arctic ice levels by the end of summer have fallen by 40 per cent, said Sokolov.

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