A hungry polar bear with a tongue stuck in it can ‘ask’ people for help | Abroad

videoThis week, an extremely gaunt polar bear roamed one of the world’s northernmost inhabited places. It seems that the animal is asking for help from the inhabitants of the Russian coastal city: a metal canister was attached to the bear’s tongue.


Foreign Editors / Case Grafland


Last updated:
07-22-22, 20:23

Video images show how a two-year-old polar bear cub sticks its head through wooden balcony rails. The man filming touches her nose and pulls out a can of condensed milk. But the man could not get the iron out of the tongue of the bear – which was later called Monetoshka.

It was Wednesday in the port of Dixon in northern Russia. The animal also went to other homes, but none of Dixon’s 650 residents were able to help the animal, so the alarm was sounded.

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Zoo

A team was called up from the Moscow Zoo and flew about 3,400 kilometers toward Dixon. They surprised the polar bear with arrows, after which they were able to remove the sharp metal casing and treat the bear’s tongue with an antibiotic.

“It’s a bear cub, a female, about two years old,” said Mikhail Gnitsky, the zoo’s chief veterinarian. “The enclosure came to sit on the polar bear’s tongue and then the semi-loose top of the enclosure attached the tongue. The animal wandered for several days. It could not eat or drink and its tongue swelled.”

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Polar bear Monetochka drugged with metal can stick to its tongue.
Polar bear Monetochka drugged with metal can stick to its tongue. © via Reuters

fifty kilos of fish

After the rescue, the bear cub was moved to a remote location about thirty miles from Dixon. There it lies on the tundra, with fifty kilograms of fish scattered about on the ground. Then the polar bear was brought back.

Alsjinetski expects the polar bear to recover. Specialists from the Moscow Zoo will remain nearby for some time to monitor the animal’s recovery.

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The assistant polar bear is being transported.
The assistant polar bear is being transported. © via Reuters

Hungry polar bears

A team of Canadian and American scientists warned in a report this week that hungry polar bears are increasingly entering the haunted world, according to Reuters news agency. Due to global warming, more and more of their habitats are melting and animals are moving to the mainland. They try to satisfy their hunger in landfills or near garbage cans. This occurs in Russia, Canada, and Alaska, among other countries. Human waste can also pose a threat to animals, as shown in the case of the Monetoshka polar bear


The vets take the enclosure out of the Moscow Zoo and the polar bear's tongue is treated.
The vets take the enclosure out of the Moscow Zoo and the polar bear’s tongue is treated. © via Reuters

Polar bear with enclosure on his tongue.
Polar bear with enclosure on his tongue. © via Reuters

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