Polar bear came in Dikson for help

Polar bear came in Dikson for help

July 20, 2022

The Red Book predator choked on a condensed milk can.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYRA polar bear in whose mouth a can of condensed milk was stuck came to the Dixon village inhabitants for help. The village head, Nikolay Burak, said that the locals tried to get the jar, but failed.

The Rosprirodnadzor (the Russian federal nature preserving service) head, Svetlana Radionova, said that veterinarians from Moscow would go to the Arctic to help the animal.

“A young polar bear with a metal can of condensed milk stuck in its mouth came to people in the village of Dikson in the north of the Krasnoyarsk region for help. It is necessary to save the Red Book animal, which is about to die. We are organizing the working group urgent meeting. We have already found specialists: veterinarians from Moscow will fly out to help the exhausted beast”, Radionova wrote in her Telegram channel.

According to her, in order to remove the jar, the animal will have to be immobilized, permission for this will be issued by Rosprirodnadzor.

The Taimyr Reserves directorate specialists said that bears can smell food several kilometers away and can easily open any jar.

“Bears, when they feel something edible in a can, freely open it and drink the content: it can be a can of condensed milk or stewed meat. I think that the can got stuck because the bear did not realize its abilities, perhaps it is young”, Nikolay Korneyev, the Taimyr Reserves directorate deputy director for protection – deputy chief state inspector in the field of environmental protection, explained.

According to him, in order to save the animal, it is necessary to attract experienced wildlife veterinarians. There are no such specialists in Taimyr:

“In Norilsk, for example, there are specialists only in agricultural and domestic animals. In the bear case, we need a good wildlife veterinarian. There are good doctors in the Krasnoyarsk park of flora and fauna Royev Ruchey.

Earlier, we told that on the Alexandra Land island, scientists found traces of a bear with three cubs. We also talked about how polar bears are learning to survive in global warming conditions.

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Text: Ekaterina Elkanova, Photo: social networks

July 20, 2022

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