Well yeah most predators in the wild use their noses to find the scent of their prey. Look at big cats, wolves and other bears. Many of them use scent to track their prey. Once they are close they can use their eyes too.
Polar bears finding it harder to catch enough seals to meet energy demands. A new study finds polar bears in the wild have higher metabolic rates than previously thought, and as climate change alters their environment a growing number of bears are unable to catch enough prey to meet their energy needs. Source 8h.
The secret contamination of polar bears. Using a new approach to measure chemical contaminants in polar bears, scientists found a large variety of new chlorinated and fluorinated substances, including many new polychlorinated biphenyl metabolites. Worryingly, these previously unrecognized contaminants have not declined in the past decades, and many long-chain fluorinated alkyl sulfonic acids have been increasing over time, says the study. Source 5e.
It is so sad that through men's own stupid acts and thirst for blood that this beautiful animal will no loner have a home or be with us on this shared planet.
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