Sunday

A bowhead whale beached on the remote outpost in the Arctic Ocean, and the news spread fast among the island's bears.

From a distance to tourists on passing ship Akademik Shokalskiy, it looked like a flock of sheep, but it soon became evident these were ravenous polar bears feasting on an unexpected meal.

Nature reserve rangers on the remote island calculated there were no less than 230 polar bears arriving to devour the food.

They included single males, single females, mothers with cubs and and even two mothers with four cubs each.

The sight was un unexpected bonanza for tourists on the Finnish-built vessel on part of an epic Arctic voyage from Murmansk to Adadyr in Chukotka.

The group had made a layover on the island, famous as the last place on the planet inhabited by the extinct woolly mammoth.


Information on this unique gathering has been passed to the international scientific group that monitors Chukotka and Alaska's population of polar bears.


Members of the group and staff of the Wrangel island nature reserve continue observations of this unusual polar bear conclave.


The island lies in the Arctic Ocean between the Chukchi Sea and East Siberian Sea.

Members of the group and staff of the Wrangel island nature reserve continue observations of this unusual polar bear conclave.
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Responses to "Incredible moment more than 230 Polar bears gather for a feast"

  1. Morgana says:

    Adore them, enjoy them as long as they survive........

  2. An event that engenders hope in our hearts and spirits that given the opportunity and left to the natural devices of Mother Earth, these magnificent Bears will survive the onslaughts of humanity. May they be watched over by the Great Mystery .. may humankind come back to it's connection to the real world.

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