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A Male Polar Bear Eats Baby Cub (4 pics)

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  • 11 Dec, 2009  |
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A bit graphic.
THe photos were taken in Canada.
WHY?


1 A Male Polar Bear Eats Baby Cub (4 pics)


2 A Male Polar Bear Eats Baby Cub (4 pics)


3 A Male Polar Bear Eats Baby Cub (4 pics)




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№1 Author: David (11 Dec 2009 01:03) Total user comments: 0


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Alot of times the adult males will kill the cubs from other males so the females will go into heat and they can spread their genetic line...
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№2 Author: just_me (11 Dec 2009 01:05) Total user comments: 144


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stupid beast 13
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№3 Author: picklini (11 Dec 2009 01:25) Total user comments: 352


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probably got annoying. screw this i'm eating you!
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№4 Author: DY (11 Dec 2009 02:51) Total user comments: 0


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It's been on the news ALOT lately. (yes I'm from Canada)
Some say it's because of global warming; the ice-pack breaks up sooner than regular and so the bears can't hunt the seals that make up their main diet. The bears' body masses are much lower than they have been in the past.
When you're hungry, cannibalism is a valid survival strategy. I'm inclined to believe this; the risk/reward for hunting bear cubs is MUCH higher than for any other food source (except people :)
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№5 Author: Salted_Nuts (11 Dec 2009 03:02) Total user comments: 466


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ouch..
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№6 Author: moocow (11 Dec 2009 03:24) Total user comments: 4


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I too am from Canada, canibalism in bears has and always will be a fact.I have witnessed it in black bears near Lake Huron and it has nothing to do with global warming.Most hunters or people who live in remote areas see this all the time, but I can see how it attracts attention of busloads of tourists from the city out to see Polar Bears.
Given a chance, they will even eat you!
nature of the beast, hnce they are called wild animals
and life goes on
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№7 Author: Daedalus (11 Dec 2009 04:22) Total user comments: 27


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There isn't enough to know just from the pictures. The cub could be weak or injured and the bear made a decision to eat it instead of leaving it behind.
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№8 Author: DY (11 Dec 2009 04:50) Total user comments: 0


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Don't compare black bears with polar bears. They live in VERY different geographical locations and each face their own unique challenges. (not to mention their relative population densities are extremely disproportionate)
Polar bears need the ice packs to hunt their prey, there is very little food for them on land. Regardless of your views on global warming, evidence shows that their accessibility to food has been dwindling.
Black bears on the other hand are not as restricted as polar bears (geographically and for energy sources) and feed primarily on vegetation, meat being a happy bonus.

So why haven't most of us seen or heard of black/grizzly/etc... bear cannibalism in the news?
NEWS! It's NOT a NEW observation for these bears, but it IS for polar bears.
The fact remains that we don't know all the conditions that led to these pictures, but as it is news, we have a responsibility to understand more. I trust the scientists (much more knowledgeable than myself or any other commentator here) that have put forward their interpretations - they might be wrong, but they do have data to back it up.

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№9 Author: szagi (11 Dec 2009 11:06) Total user comments: 426


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№10 Author: Plaats (11 Dec 2009 14:38) Total user comments: 58


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ooo come on! it is absolutely normall thing in nature to happen
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№11 Author: Pepe Silvia (11 Dec 2009 15:43) Total user comments: 0


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I too am from Canada, and know for a fact that black bears and polar bears are the same thing.
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№12 Author: Louie (11 Dec 2009 18:47) Total user comments: 8189


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im hungry...
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№13 Author: khannibal (11 Dec 2009 20:52) Total user comments: 4711


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№14 Author: parodysrivas (11 Dec 2009 20:53) Total user comments: 934


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№15 Author: Senza (11 Dec 2009 21:10) Total user comments: 0


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These photos were taken near Churchill, Manitoba. There have been 4 confirmed cases of canibalism by male polar bears. The reason for this is due to the fact that it was an unseasonably warm fall, the ice in Hudsons bay has yet to freeze. The main food source for polar bears is seals (hopefully baby ones) that are out in Hudsons bay.

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№16 Author: gerachev (11 Dec 2009 23:31) Total user comments: 1600


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№17 Author: Gods Left Nut (11 Dec 2009 23:31) Total user comments: 119


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gnarlly
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№18 Author: nolife (12 Dec 2009 06:22) Total user comments: 1907


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№19 Author: Ty Webb (12 Dec 2009 06:24) Total user comments: 6156


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David,
David,
DY,
Daedalus,
Pepe

ummmm none of my comments showed up!!
shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i am not typing all of that again
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№20 Author: Gruby (13 Dec 2009 01:02) Total user comments: 13


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Nature, If you are slower then me, if you taste good and dumer then me so pass the salt
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№21 Author: salsapopo (13 Dec 2009 09:24) Total user comments: 12723


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№22 Author: Medved (13 Dec 2009 15:23) Total user comments: 77


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A lack of seals + Real fkn hunger = A dead bear cup

I mean come on... All of us eat cow cubs every day. Except for vegs..
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№23 Author: L-Coral (13 Dec 2009 16:24) Total user comments: 23


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this is a shame :(
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№24 Author: olexo (13 Dec 2009 17:22) Total user comments: 839


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probably starved of prey
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№25 Author: Russkull (13 Dec 2009 21:41) Total user comments: 0


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the bear probably ate the cub in canada because the bear lives in canada.

sorry.
the intro sounded like a logistical question.
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№26 Author: Maple (13 Dec 2009 21:47) Total user comments: 0


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It's Climate change and females are doing it as well to the smaller cubs. This is why we do seal hunting. (Partly) We hunt the seals so polar bears can have less trouble finding food. Polar Bears also eat fish which is what seals eat. The seals eat to much fish not enough for the Polar Bears.

And you Yanks call us savages when one of you governors thinks Wolves are killing all the Moose.
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№27 Author: Secret (13 Dec 2009 23:22) Total user comments: 0


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He's not gonna cook that?
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№28 Author: nico (14 Dec 2009 13:47) Total user comments: 3050


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№29 Author: Random (14 Dec 2009 21:30) Total user comments: 0


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It really is just part of thier nature- and it's not just bears who do this either.
( Lions & other large beasts do it too, always have)

The first comment on this post is right- the males kill the cub so that the female will go into heat right away, then he can mate.
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№30 Author: Sage (15 Dec 2009 11:58) Total user comments: 0


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DY,
That crap about global warming is . . . well it's crap.

The increase in temperature has actually increased the bear population. Male animals eating/killing the cubs of the litter happens in thousands of species; that's just how it is. The only way global warming could be affecting this situation is if the bears are so numerous that it's become easier to eat each other than to look for food.

Once again: This is, unfortunately, normal. Cats, Dogs, Lions, Tigers, Badgers, Wolverines, Dingos and all sorts of animals have this same behavior.
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