Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Polar bears pay brief visit to Kimmirut: Mother and cubs startle resident on their way to the sea

Swimming away

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Chris Wex, the wildlife officer in Kimmirut, said the bears passed through the hamlet in about 20 minutes on their way to the sea.
On runway
“They had gone from one end of the runway where there are new houses where they were first seen and down the runway, down the bank and into town and then probably a hundred metres from where they came off the runway to the sea. It was very quick."
Eyewitnesses said the bears did not seem to be looking for food and that they were in good shape.

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