In a shocking incident, a remote group of islands in Russia declared a state of emergency after a large number of polar bears appeared in the region.
“There’s never been such a mass invasion of polar bears. They have literally been chasing people,” The Guardian quoted the local administration in-charge Zhigansha Musin as saying.
In pictures and videos posted on social media, the endangered bears are seen entering the houses of the residents and feeding on the local garbage dumps.
Mother nature is sounding off the alarm bells. A remote Arctic region in the Russian Federation has witnessed a mass invasion of hungry polar bears. Russian environmental authorities have deployed a team to sedate & remove the polar bears from the Island. #TuesdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/7tCuRMbNo4
— Syed Ahmad Afzāl (अफ़्ज़ाल) (@afzalistan) February 12, 2019
Local officials have said that more drastic measures are required as the bears have lost their fear of the police patrols.
A team of specialists were deployed by environmental authorities in the region and are attempting to control the situation.
With Arctic sea ice diminishing as a result of climate change, polar bears are forced to change their hunting habits and spend more time on land looking for food.
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