Heartbreaking Video Shows Starving Polar Bear On Warming Canadian Island

A gut-wrenching video taken on Canada’s Baffin Island shows an adult polar bear that looks like little more than a bag of bones covered by slack fur. The bear is pulling his body across an iceless emptiness, desperately seeking food.

“This is what climate change looks like,” said the National Geographic article on the bear, which was captured on film by photographer Paul Nicklen last summer as Nicklen traveled with the conservation group Sea Legacy. The bear was spotted checking out trash cans left by Inuit fishermen and pulling out a tidbit or two.

As Nicklen and other photographers filmed the distraught animal, “we stood there crying,” he said.

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