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Jenny Ross: Polar Bear Cannibalism

 

Polar bears are carnivores, but normally don't feed on their own kind. iLCP photographer Jenny Ross captured the exception to this rule in a dramatic series of photos in the Svalbard archipelago of the Arctic.

According to The Huffington Post, "She recently presented her photos and story at the 2011 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, and her paper covering the event has been published in the journal Arctic, co-authored by polar bear specialist Dr. Ian Stirling."

Ross explained to BBC News that while this isn't the first time that a polar bear has been seen eating a fellow bear, there has been a noticeable increase in occurrences, "particularly on land where polar bears are trapped ashore, completely food-deprived for extended periods of time due to the loss of sea ice as a result of climate change."

To see more photos and details of Jenny’s remarkable experience, go to the links below. You can also read more and hear a fascinating audio clip here.

Polar Bear Eats Cub: Cannibalism May Be On The Rise (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/08/polar-bear-eats-cub-cannibalism_n_1136428.html?utm_campaign=120811&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-green&utm_content=Photo#s530500

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