Despite being one of the world’s greatest killers, life in the wild may be exceedingly difficult for an orphaned pet. After her mother died, this baby polar bear found herself in a precarious situation!
Because polar bear cubs need on their mothers to feed and protect them until they’re roughly 2,5-3 years old, this several months old child’s fate looked to be sealed once she was orphaned. The good news is that she will receive assistance from an unexpected source! The polar bear cub was struggling to feed herself at this age. Hungry and perplexed, the young woman approached a group of Arctic gold mine workers and requested food.
The bear was alone on the island of Bolsehvik, located in the Russian Arctic Circle. She was drawn in by the scent of food emanating from a group of people working on the island’s golden goose. Despite the fact that there are strong restrictions prohibiting polar bears from being fed, the miners have really harmed them in order to save the starving animal.
The polar bear stayed around the folks who helped her for several months. She even spent time with them, snuggling with them. When the gold miners’ agreement came to an end, they had no choice but to leave the island and the polar bear alone once more. They were, however, willing to do all in their power to help the unfortunate animal be rescued. Their efforts paid off in the end!
“The workers may only contact us at the conclusion of their task assignment because there was no interface link at the base,” Andrey Gorban, the supervisor of Royev Ruchei Zoo, explained. “We were told that the guys were returning to the continent, and that the cub had remained there alone, so our only hope was that they had left a reasonably huge open garbage site, which the cub might live off for weeks.”
After a few weeks, the polar bear was finally rescued and sent to the Moscow Zoo, where she will be permanently housed. However, she will not be able to do so in the wild since she has had much too much interaction with people. In any case, the bear would have been chosen for a long time if it hadn’t been for these employees. In fact, wildlife officials welcomed the miners’ choice to violate the no-feeding laws at one time.
“For better or worse, they fed the endangered pet and tamed her as a result,” Andrey Gorban said. “The employees saved its life; else, the cub would have died.”