Recently a video has surfaced on the internet of a starving polar bear looking for food around the dry land. The video is from Canada’s Baffin Islands.
The clip shows a very bony polar bear rummaging in bins for food, and falling to the ground.
The video was taken by Canadian photographer Paul Nicklen, with conservation group Sea Legacy. “We stood there crying – filming with tears rolling down our cheeks.” said to National Geographic.
My entire @Sea_Legacy team was pushing through their tears and emotions while documenting this dying polar bear. It’s a soul-crushing scene that still haunts me, but I know we need to share both the beautiful and the heartbreaking if we are going to break down the walls of apathy. This is what starvation looks like.
Feeding wild polar bears is illegal in Canada and so the crew couldn’t do anything to help him. According to them, the bear probably died in a few hours or days and feeding him would have only prolonged his terrible condition.
In his Instagram, Nicklen drew attention to the growing problem of global warming and also how it will only result in more deaths.
He also offered solutions to curb the rising threat to our existence by reducing our carbon footprint, stop cutting down forests, eat the right food and most importantly, make Earth our topmost priority.