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Exhausted polar bear rescued after wandering into Siberian city

A stray polar bear is seen in the industrial city of Norilsk, Russia June 17, 2019. A famished polar bear picked up this week after it wandered lost into a northern Russian city hundreds of miles from its Arctic habitat was taken to a zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk for treatment.

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A stray polar bear is seen in the industrial city of Norilsk, Russia June 17, 2019. A famished polar bear picked up this week after it wandered lost into a northern Russian city hundreds of miles from its Arctic habitat was taken to a zoo in the...more

A stray polar bear is seen in the industrial city of Norilsk, Russia June 17, 2019. A famished polar bear picked up this week after it wandered lost into a northern Russian city hundreds of miles from its Arctic habitat was taken to a zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk for treatment. REUTERS/Irina Yarinskaya/Zapolyarnaya Pravda
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A stray polar bear is seen at a garbage dump in Norilsk. The two-year-old female polar had appeared, starving and exhausted, in the northern nickel-producing city of Norilsk on Sunday. 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.

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A stray polar bear is seen at a garbage dump in Norilsk. The two-year-old female polar had appeared, starving and exhausted, in the northern nickel-producing city of Norilsk on Sunday. It then became ill and almost died after scavenging for food on a...more

A stray polar bear is seen at a garbage dump in Norilsk. The two-year-old female polar had appeared, starving and exhausted, in the northern nickel-producing city of Norilsk on Sunday. 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. REUTERS/Yuri Chvanov
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A female polar bear eats meat inside a quarantine cage after arriving at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Krasnoyarsk. 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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A female polar bear eats meat inside a quarantine cage after arriving at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Krasnoyarsk. The company said it had taken part in the operation to transport the bear from Norilsk to Krasnoyarsk. "The bear is receiving all necessary...more

A female polar bear eats meat inside a quarantine cage after arriving at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Krasnoyarsk. 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. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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A stray polar bear is seen in Norilsk. Climate change has been damaging polar bears' sea-ice habitats and forced them to scavenge more for food on land, bringing them into contact with people and inhabited areas. It was the first polar bear seen in the city in more than 40 years, according to local environmentalists.

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A stray polar bear is seen in Norilsk. Climate change has been damaging polar bears' sea-ice habitats and forced them to scavenge more for food on land, bringing them into contact with people and inhabited areas. It was the first polar bear seen in...more

A stray polar bear is seen in Norilsk. Climate change has been damaging polar bears' sea-ice habitats and forced them to scavenge more for food on land, bringing them into contact with people and inhabited areas. It was the first polar bear seen in the city in more than 40 years, according to local environmentalists. REUTERS/Vyacheslav Yarinskiy
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A stray polar bear is seen in Norilsk. It was unclear how the animal had ended up in Norilsk but Oleg Krashevsky, a local wildlife expert who saw the polar bear in Norilsk, said it was possible it had simply got lost. He said the bear's eyes were watery and that evidently it could not see well.

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A stray polar bear is seen in Norilsk. It was unclear how the animal had ended up in Norilsk but Oleg Krashevsky, a local wildlife expert who saw the polar bear in Norilsk, said it was possible it had simply got lost. He said the bear's eyes were...more

A stray polar bear is seen in Norilsk. It was unclear how the animal had ended up in Norilsk but Oleg Krashevsky, a local wildlife expert who saw the polar bear in Norilsk, said it was possible it had simply got lost. He said the bear's eyes were watery and that evidently it could not see well. REUTERS/Irina Yarinskaya/Zapolyarnaya Pravda
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A stray polar bear is seen in Norilsk. Krashevsky said it was unclear what would be done with the polar bear as it looked too weak to be taken back to its natural habitat.

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A stray polar bear is seen in Norilsk. Krashevsky said it was unclear what would be done with the polar bear as it looked too weak to be taken back to its natural habitat. REUTERS/Irina Yarinskaya/Zapolyarnaya Pravda

A stray polar bear is seen in Norilsk. Krashevsky said it was unclear what would be done with the polar bear as it looked too weak to be taken back to its natural habitat. REUTERS/Irina Yarinskaya/Zapolyarnaya Pravda
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A stray polar bear is seen in Norilsk. A state of emergency was declared in a remote inhabited area of northern Russian earlier this year when dozens of hungry polar bears were seen scavenging for food and entering public buildings and homes.

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A stray polar bear is seen in Norilsk. A state of emergency was declared in a remote inhabited area of northern Russian earlier this year when dozens of hungry polar bears were seen scavenging for food and entering public buildings and...more

A stray polar bear is seen in Norilsk. A state of emergency was declared in a remote inhabited area of northern Russian earlier this year when dozens of hungry polar bears were seen scavenging for food and entering public buildings and homes. REUTERS/Vyacheslav Yarinskiy
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A stray polar bear is seen in Norilsk. 

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A stray polar bear is seen in Norilsk. REUTERS/Irina Yarinskaya/Zapolyarnaya Pravda

A stray polar bear is seen in Norilsk. REUTERS/Irina Yarinskaya/Zapolyarnaya Pravda
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A stray polar bear is seen in Norilsk. REUTERS/Vyacheslav Yarinskiy

A stray polar bear is seen in Norilsk. REUTERS/Vyacheslav Yarinskiy

A stray polar bear is seen in Norilsk. REUTERS/Vyacheslav Yarinskiy
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A female polar bear looks out of a quarantine cage after arriving at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Krasnoyarsk. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

A female polar bear looks out of a quarantine cage after arriving at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Krasnoyarsk. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

A female polar bear looks out of a quarantine cage after arriving at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Krasnoyarsk. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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Zookeepers take pictures of a female polar bear after its arrival at the Royev Richey zoo in Krasnoyarsk. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Zookeepers take pictures of a female polar bear after its arrival at the Royev Richey zoo in Krasnoyarsk. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Zookeepers take pictures of a female polar bear after its arrival at the Royev Richey zoo in Krasnoyarsk. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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