Rare hunting scene raises questions over polar bear diet

By Pierre-Henry DESHAYES

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It's NOT a "new" diet, just less often observed. Bears in general are opportunistic feeders, and that includes Polar Bears. Nothing new here.

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Polar bears are strong swimmers -- their Latin name is Ursus maritimus -- but they can't keep up with reindeer on long distances on land.

which is why

A polar bear chases a reindeer into the water

It's called hunting technique. Polar bears are not stupid.

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wow! who would've thought it?! An apex predator adapting to eat other prey....it's almost as if it's proving an amazing theory of survival.....

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If one is hungry, one will eat anything to survive...

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there are to many polar bears so they need to hunt different animals .. next on the list Humans

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