The number of polar bears in Hudson Bay is actually much higher than expected and could be growing, according to a survey of the Government of Nunavut. The large aerial survey was conducted in western Hudson Bay, where researchers believe one of the most threatened bear populations live, and counted 1,013 polar bears, significantly more than the 610 other researchers had forecasted, according to the Globe and Mail.
In Newfoundland, however, where polar bear sighting are much less common, a second polar bear was shot dead this week after getting too close to a school in the town of Greespond. The previous bear had been wandering in Goose Cove, a fishing town in northern Newfoundland, killing farm animals and breaking into the kitchen of Damien Reardon, who told the National Post he confronted the animal across the kitchen table, but was able to shoo it away.
Thursday, April 5, 2012