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Home* News and Stories → Polar bear near Lon­gye­ar­by­en ana­es­the­ti­zed and flown out

Polar bear near Lon­gye­ar­by­en ana­es­the­ti­zed and flown out

The Sys­sel­man­nen has deci­ded to ana­es­the­ti­ze the polar bear and to fly it out and far away from Lon­gye­ar­by­en. This was prompt­ly done in coope­ra­ti­on with the Nor­we­gi­an Polar Insti­tu­te, which is rou­ti­nely doing simi­lar ope­ra­ti­ons in con­nec­tion with field work. The polar bear is now flown out towards the east, to be released some­whe­re safe and far away from the sett­le­ments.

Accord­ing to Sys­sel­man­nen and Nor­we­gi­an Polar Insti­tu­te, this ope­ra­ti­on was more gent­le for the polar bear than sca­ring it away with heli­co­p­ters.

Two pho­tos from the ope­ra­ti­on

The polar bear in Advent­da­len near Lon­gye­ar­by­en short­ly after ana­es­the­tiz­a­ti­on. Bio­lo­gists are doing some inves­ti­ga­ti­ons befo­re it is loa­ded into the heli­co­p­ter.

polar bear Longyearbyen

The heli­co­p­ter with the polar bear on its way to the east.

polar bear Longyearbyen

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