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Rare polar bear hunting reindeer video went viral

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With sea ice melting, the king of the Arctic, polar bear may be changing its diet. As a rare hunting scene of a polar bear chasing a reindeer into the water caught on a film for the first time. Because of the ice sea is melting, it is taking away the seals with it, which is the main source of food for polar bears.

This spectacular scene was caught into the camera of a nearby Polish scientific station.

This event suggests that polar bears are preying on terrestrial animals for their food.

1,000 kilometres from the North Pole, 300 polar bear lives alongside around 20,000 reindeer. It is also a noticeable fact that polar bears hunting reindeers have become too frequent in recent decades.

The adult reindeers weight around 70 and 90 kilos and could be a good food for polar bears in the lean summer season.

But experts are worried that there is not enough ice in the Svalbard to sustain the population of polar bears and their existence is at stake.

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