#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. At the XII International Forum The Arctic: Present and Future, Andrey Grachev, Nornickel’s vice president, told reporters that the company would double the amount that the Russians would donate for the rehabilitation of Dikson, the polar bear rescued in the Arctic.
Recall that the emaciated animal was found in September on Dixon island with multiple wounds from buckshot. Veterinarians delivered the bear to the Moscow Zoo and provided assistance.
The animal’s lower body is paralyzed. A spacious aviary with a special pool was equipped for Dikson, and rehabilitation specialists are working with him. Experts say that the bear has developed sensitivity in its paws, but it will no longer be able to survive in the wild. The Rosprirodnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources) head, Svetlana Radionova, called for help to Dikson.
“We decided that we will double any donation made at the end of the year, that is, we will add 100 percent of what the bear fund will receive”, Andrey Grachev said.
Recall that polar bears are on the verge of extinction and are listed in the International Red Book and the Red Book of Russia. Now in the world there are from 22 to 31 thousand of these animals.
Earlier, specialists rescued another polar bear in Dikson with a can of condensed milk stuck in its mouth, Rosprirodnadzor awarded participants in both operations. We reported that the polar bears population will be tracked by artificial intelligence. We also told about how polar bears are learning to survive in warmer conditions.
Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: Moscow Zoo / Svetlana Akulova