Lost polar bear taken to Siberian zoo to be treated

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Published on June 21, 2019 - Duration: 00:45s

Lost polar bear taken to Siberian zoo to be treated

A famished polar bear picked up this week after it wandered lost into a northern Russian city hundreds of kilometers from its Arctic habitat was taken on Friday to a zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk for treatment.

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A famished polar bear picked up this week after it wandered lost into a northern Russian city hundreds of kilometers from its Arctic habitat was taken on Friday (June 21) to a zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk for treatment.

The two-year-old female polar had appeared, starving and exhausted, in the northern nickel-producing city of Norilsk on Sunday (June 16).

It then became ill and almost died after scavenging for food on a rubbish heap in Norilsk and urgently needed treatment, oil company Rosneft which works in the region said in a statement.

The company said it had taken part in the operation to transport the bear from Norilsk to Krasnoyarsk.

"The bear is receiving all necessary treatment and healthy food," it said.

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