Polar bear shot dead in Svalbard

Polar bear shotSvalbard.Polar bear shot .Photo: Sysselmannen på Svalbard / NTB scanpix

A Russian scientist has shot and killed a polar bear at Selvågen on Prince Karls Foreland, Svalbard. The governor is investigating the case.

Svalbard Posten wrote that the course of events is unclear, but the bear has been shot as he approached the tent at the camp a group of Russian scientists were at in Selvågen on Tuesday night. The Governor was notified of the incident on Wednesday morning, and the case is under investigation.

The polar bear killed was a two year old female bear, weighing 155 kg, and was marked by the Norwegian Polar Institute.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today