Grizzly bears are showing up in the high arctic and polar bears wandering south of the Arctic Circle.

These 3 starving polar bears were shot when they discovered food in a village far inland.

Lost polar bears hit NWT town. Animals’ arrival hundreds of kilometres south of habitat seen as sign of climate change. By Katherine O’Neil. The Globe and Mail.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

2 Responses to Three polar bears wander into town hundreds of miles south of their normal range

  1. avatar Heather says:

    Coexistence with animals needs to learned and integrated fast…

  2. avatar April Clauson says:

    They could have caught them, feed them a bit and then re-located some where where there was game for them. No, Polar bears do not need to be protected…..this just goes to show how wrong our government and wild life agency’s are so wrong….

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