Bear with tin can stuck in its mouth 'a litter warning'

Bear with tin can stuck in its mouth 'a litter warning'
 

The senior wildlife officer of a remote Russian island has called on people to be careful when discarding litter after the emergence of photos of a polar bear cub with a tin can stuck in its mouth.
Alexander Gruzdev, head of Wrangel Island's nature reserve, told the BBC the cub was unable to move the can for two weeks and was becoming stressed.
It is believed that the jagged edges of the can got wedged in the cub's mouth.
The can was removed after rangers shot the bear with tranquilisers.
The bear was spotted by them earlier in the autumn with the condensed milk can in its mouth as it was... read more

 
15 November 2016 in World News, Views: 61
Source: BBC
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