The increasingly hot summer months in the north pole have left several polar bears without bears without enough ice to call home. The bears do their best to live on the land. However, sometimes they need to cool down by taking a dip in the water – something that sadly puts them in danger.
In this case, a lost polar bear got trapped in a net left by local beluga whale hunters. Thankfully, a tourist guide in the area who was out taking a group of people to see the bears in their natural habitat noticed the poor creature struggling in the net, clearly begging for help.
Moments later, a group of fisherman, including the owner of the net arrived to help untangle and rescue the poor animal.
The voice on the video says: “They helped with rescuing the bear. They brought it to shore, rolled it up onto the beach, had a hard time getting it on the beach, and then got the net free.”
Nets are just one of the many dangers polar bears and other wild animals of the area face because they’re losing their natural habitat. The situation is only going to get worse if we don’t do something about it. You can contribute to protecting and preserving their livelihood here.