Endangered …

Sadly a Polar Bear was shot dead on Svalbard last week.

photo AP

The German Hapag Lloyd Cruises company, which operates the MS Bremen, told The Associated Press that two polar bear guards from their ship went on the island and one of them “was attacked by a polar bear and injured on his head”. The polar bear was then shot dead “in an act of self-defence” by the second guard, spokeswoman Negar Etminan said.

The injured man was evacuated to Longyearbyen where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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