Polar bear wanders into a city hundreds of miles from its Arctic home

Polar bear wanders into a city hundreds of miles from its Arctic home

Environmentalists say animals are suffering from the shrinking hunting environment and receding ice as the Arctic gets warmer.

An emaciated polar bear has wandered into a Russian industrial city in Siberia – hundreds of kilometres away from its natural Arctic habitat.

The visibly weak female bear lay despondently on the ground for hours in Norilsk in northern Siberia on Tuesday.

Its feet caked in mud, the bear occasionally rose to desperately sniff around for food on a garbage dump.

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