Thursday, December 8, 2011

Cannibalistic Polar Bears

They are known to be ruthless killers. But this scene proves polar bears will even attack and eat their own kind, even if it's a defenceless cub. Photographer Jenny Ross captured the shocking images and at first thought the bear was eating a seal as she approached by boat. There was another polar bear nearby, and Ross believes that this could have been the cub's mother. As this trend increases among the polar pears, scientists believe it is in conjunction with their habitat loss.

Photo credit: Jenny E. Ross
Photos and information from the DailyMail

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