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Polar bear clings to truck filled with thrown-out food in Russia

Polar bear gets a takeaway! Scavenger walks on its hind legs as it clings to moving truck filled with thrown-out food from Arctic military base

  •  Video shows a polar bear cheekily clinging onto moving military truck in Russia
  •  Other bears run along beside the truck, untroubled by a pack of stray dogs
  •  ‘This is our morning bear feeding,’ says a voice on the video

An extraordinary video shows a polar bear cheekily clinging onto a moving military truck in Russia[2] as it seeks to scavenge food.

The animal on its hind legs holds on to the back of the lorry on an Arctic island sniffing for tasty morsels in the garbage.

Other bears run along beside the Kamaz truck, untroubled by a pack of stray dogs.

An extraordinary video shows a polar bear cheekily clinging onto a moving military truck in Russia as it seeks to scavenge food

An extraordinary video shows a polar bear cheekily clinging onto a moving military truck in Russia as it seeks to scavenge food

An extraordinary video shows a polar bear cheekily clinging onto a moving military truck in Russia as it seeks to scavenge food

The animal on its hind legs holds on to the back of the lorry on an Arctic island sniffing for tasty morsels in the garbage

The animal on its hind legs holds on to the back of the lorry on an Arctic island sniffing for tasty morsels in the garbage

The animal on its hind legs holds on to the back of the lorry on an Arctic island sniffing for tasty morsels in the garbage

‘This is our morning bear feeding,’ says a voice on the video at a military base on Novaya Zemlya.

But a leading Russian polar bear expert has warned that humans must not become a source of food for the predators or it will threaten the species’ survival – and the lives of people.

Viktor Nikiforov, head of a Bear Patrol supported by Russian branch of WWF, said the footage is from a military base on Novaya Zemlya.

Polar bear expert Victor Nikiforov said the footage is from a military base on Novaya Zemlya

Polar bear expert Victor Nikiforov said the footage is from a military base on Novaya Zemlya

Polar bear expert Victor Nikiforov said the footage is from a military base on Novaya Zemlya

Polar bears at Novaya Zemlya. 'The polar bears are accustomed to get their food from rubbish dumps,' Nikiforov said

Polar bears at Novaya Zemlya. 'The polar bears are accustomed to get their food from rubbish dumps,' Nikiforov said

Polar bears at Novaya Zemlya. ‘The polar bears are accustomed to get their food from rubbish dumps,’ Nikiforov said 

He stressed that waste disposal arrangements must be 'rearranged' and the bears' access to it 'blocked'

He stressed that waste disposal arrangements must be 'rearranged' and the bears' access to it 'blocked'

He stressed that waste disposal arrangements must be ‘rearranged’ and the bears’ access to it ‘blocked’

‘The polar bears are accustomed to get their food from rubbish dumps.

‘This leads to problems like people getting injured or killed, and the Red Book animals getting shot. ‘People appear at places where polar bears have lived for thousands of years.

‘Only people are responsible for bears’ lives and human safety.’

He stressed that waste disposal arrangements must be ‘rearranged’ and the bears’ access to it ‘blocked’.

References

  1. ^ Will Stewart In Moscow for MailOnline (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ Russia (www.dailymail.co.uk)

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