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Video of starving polar bear goes viral






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A video of a starving polar bear has gone viral. The bear is looking for food as it slowly walks across land with no snow. The bear is nothing but skin and bones. It is too weak to stand up properly. The photographer stated that the polar bear's condition was a clear sign of the terrible impact of climate change. He said filming the animal was amazingly sad. His team were, "pushing through their tears and emotions while documenting this dying polar bear".

The photographer's team was filming a documentary on conservation. He said: "This is what starvation looks like….It's a slow, painful death." He said the bear's condition was because of global warming. He said: "As temperatures rise and sea ice melts, polar bears lose access to the main [part] of their diets - seals." Climate change is threatening the world’s 26,000 polar bears. They are starving. They have to go into towns to look for food.

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