Russian arctic scientists need to find a way to quickly save a polar bear's cub from a fox trap and return him to the mother bear before she attacks.

Polar bears have uniquely adapted to living near the farthest tip of the Northern Hemisphere. They live in the Arctic territories of North America and Eurasia.

They are distributed in the following countries: Canada, Russia, Norway, Greenland(Denmark), and the United States of America. In the United States they live in Alaska. Early map population history indicate much larger territories prior to becoming endangered.

Their habitat includes both land and sea ice. Often polar bears live on ice and drift from one area to another. Massive areas break off and shift locations, sometimes putting mother and cubs in danger.

In fact baby polar bears can become stranded when blocks drift far apart since cubs cannot swim long distances.

After about 3 or 4 months polar bear cubs venture outside the den with their mother. Combined with their instincts, they learn survival and hunting skills from their mother. The pups stay close to "mom" wherever she goes. (Source)


Responses to "Rescuers Save a Polar Bear's Cub From a Fox Trap ( VIDEO)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    These Russian biologists deserve a medal for this, the cubs screams are like a childs and demonstrate how horrific these traps are.

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