In Chukotka, fifty polar bears come to a village because of a whale that has washed ashore

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In Chukotka, fifty polar bears come to a village because of a whale that has washed ashore
In Chukotka, fifty polar bears come to a village because of a whale that has washed ashore
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About 50 polar bears came to the village of Ryrkaypiy in Chukotka because of a whale thrown ashore. Predators feed on dead marine mammals, Bear Patrol told TASS on Friday.

"The bears go out to feast on the whale. Now there are about fifty of them, but new ones are coming," the group said.

According to the "patrol", while the animals did not enter the village. A whale thrown ashore has a weighty size, bears will not be able to quickly get rid of such a large carcass, so their time near the village can be delayed.

Governor of Chukotka Roman Kopin said on Instagram that the situation in the village is under control. “Every day, we make rounds of the village and fly over the surroundings on a quadcopter,” he wrote.

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Publication of Roman Kopin (@romankopin) Oct 29, 2020 5:32 am PDT

The national village of Ryrkaipiy is located in the Iultinsky region of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug. It is located near the coast of the Arctic Ocean near Wrangel Island, which is considered the "cradle" of polar bears. At the moment more than 500 people live in the village.

About Bear Patrol

The Bear Patrol is a specially trained group of local residents who use flare guns and loudspeakers to scare off the Red Book polar bears, the shooting of which is prohibited. The first such group of volunteers appeared in 2006. Volunteers warned of the appearance of polar bears and drove them away from settlements that are located on the path of seasonal migration of predators. Now in Chukotka there are two such brigades, many volunteers have been working in them for more than 10 years. They also help to keep track of the livestock of the Red Data Book predators.

The polar bear is included in the international Red Book and the Red Book of the Russian Federation. In total, there are 20-25 thousand individuals in the world, no more than 7 thousand of which live in Russia. Hunting for them has been banned in Russia since 1957.

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