Gap Fill - Polar Bear - Level 6


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A video of a starving and polar bear collapsing in Canada's has gone viral on the Internet. The video shows the bear in of food, wandering across land with no snow or . The is all skin and bones and is seen foraging for food in waste containers. It is at times too weak to support its own body weight and has standing. Paul Nicklen, the photographer who took the video footage, stated the polar bear's was a clear sign of the devastating of climate change. He said filming the animal had been heart-wrenching. He explained his team were, "pushing through their tears and while documenting this dying polar bear".

Mr Nicklen is part of the group Sea Legacy. His team was on Canada's Baffin Island to shoot a documentary on . He said the bear they filmed was not old and probably died within hours. He said: "This is what looks like. The atrophy. No energy. It's a slow, painful ." He blamed the bear's sad plight on global warming. He said: "As temperatures rise and sea melts, polar bears lose access to the main staple of their diets - ." Climate change is the biggest threat to the world’s 26,000 polar bears. The video explains that bears are, "starving, and running out of " and are "forced to wander into human for any of food."

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