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Polar Bears Are Increasingly Resorting to Cannibalism, Scientists Say

Scientists at the Russian Academy of Sciences said Wednesday that there were increasing reports of bears attacking other bears for food, The Moscow Times reported. "Cases of cannibalism among polar bears are a long-established fact, but we're worried that such cases used to be found rarely while now they are recorded quite often," polar bear expert at Moscow's Severtsov Institute of Problems of Ecology and Evolution Ilya Mordvintsev told the Interfax news agency, as AFP reported. Mordvintsev, who presented his findings in Saint Petersburg, attributed the increase in cannibalism to lack of other food options.  Read more....

 

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