Food Scarcity in the Arctic

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Due to constant glacier melts and lack of food, polar bears in the Arctic region have become cannibalistic— they are eating each other for food. Human activities like oil extraction and growing industrialisation have driven polar bears out of their hunting grounds and forced them into habitats with minimal food supply. According to scientists,the melting of ice has also caused the polar bears’ prey– sea lions and seals–to disappear, depriving polar bears of their ability to hunt and survive. Though cases involving polar bears turning against each other for food have been found in rare instances, scientists are worried as incidents have seen a drastic increase in recent times. Researchers claim that large males are turning towards cubs and females for food as they are an easier target.

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