A video of a starving and emaciated polar bear collapsing Canada's wilderness has gone viral the Internet. The video shows the bear search food, wandering land with no snow or ice. The creature is all skin and bones and is seen foraging food in rusty waste containers. It is times too weak to support its own body weight and has difficulty standing. Paul Nicklen, the photographer who took the video footage, stated the polar bear's plight was a clear sign the devastating impact climate change. He said filming the animal had been heart-wrenching. He explained his team were, "pushing their tears and emotions while documenting this dying polar bear".
Mr Nicklen is part the environmental group Sea Legacy. His team was Canada's Baffin Island to shoot a documentary conservation. He said the bear they filmed was not old and probably died hours. He said: "This is what starvation looks like. The muscles atrophy. No energy. It's a slow, painful death." He blamed the bear's sad plight global warming. He said: "As temperatures rise and sea ice melts, polar bears lose access to the main staple their diets - seals." Climate change is the biggest threat to the world’s 26,000 polar bears. The video explains that bears are, "starving, and running of energy" and are "forced to wander human settlements any source food."