Another picture by Kerstin Langenberger shows the rare sight of a dead polar bear.
A picture of an extremely thin polar bear has gone viral. The shocking image is a testament to the plight of the polar bears’ suffering. The polar bear population has been suffering as a result of global warming.
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The picture was taken by Kerstin Langenberger. The polar bear was spotted by Langenberger on the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard. The picture has restarted the debate on the effect of global warming on the polar bears.
Another picture taken by Langenberger shows a similarly weak and dead polar bear. According to Langenberger she saw polar bears in good shape. But she also came across bears who were near starvation or already dead.
Other activities of polar bears reported by Langenberger included polar bears hunting for food. Polar bears were seen trying to hunt reindeer, eating bird’s eggs, moss and seaweed.
According to Langenberger the majority of the horribly thin polar bears are females. The polar bear seen in the picture was a female who had an injured front leg. The starvation of the bear might have been due to the injury.
The picture has been shared numerous times on social media. The picture has also started the debate on the damages of global warming on the planet. According to National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen he has never seen a dead polar bear.
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The polar bear in the second picture died due to the absence of food. Food scarcity is a result of the absence of sea ice, which makes hunting seals impossible. Analysts are speculating they are not a 100 percent sure if the polar bear starved to death. However it seems to be the most probable cause.