Russian Pilots Found Polar Bear Cub Wandering Alone in Arctic

Russian Pilots Found Polar Bear Cub Wandering Alone in Arctic

Russian soldiers have found a starving and exhausted polar bear cub, while performing a routine delivery flight in the Arctic.

21:22 01/10/2014
Tags: Eastern Military District, polar bears, Arctic, Russia

MOSCOW, October 1 (RIA Novosti) – Russian soldiers have found a starving and exhausted polar bear cub, while performing a routine delivery flight in the Arctic, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday.

“While doing a routine delivery flight from Anadyr into Wrangel Island, pilots saw a tiny polar bear cub running across the coast. Since his mother was nowhere to be found, the pilots decided to pick up the cub”, Colonel Alexander Gordeev, head of the press service of the Eastern Military District, told RIA Novosti.

When the pilots approached the cub, the animal did not try to escape, as he was visibly tired and hungry. The bear cub wolfed down warm cereal that the pilots offered.

The cub was named “Umka”, after a famous Russian cartoon character, and was handed over to Wrangel Island natural reserve, according to RIA Novosti.

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