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'Starving' Polar Bear Wanders Into Siberian Town

A polar bear described as "starving and exhausted" and looking for food has strayed into a city in Russia's northern Siberia, hundreds of miles from the animal's natural Arctic range.  According to Reuters, the female bear who wandered into Norilsk, a major industrial town, was "visibly weak and seemly ill" and "lay despondently on the ground for hours ... its feet caked in mud."  The town's residents photographed the animal, but police prevented them from getting too close, the news agency reports.  Read more...

 

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