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Polar bear fami­ly in Advent­da­len near Lon­gye­ar­by­en (II)

As repor­ted recent­ly, a polar bear fami­ly has been seen not far from Lon­gye­ar­by­en in Advent­da­len. The Sys­sel­man­nen tried on Satur­day to move them away by sca­ring them with heli­co­p­ter and snow mobi­les. They fol­lo­wed the polar bears to upper Advent­da­len and left them the­re, as they appeared to be moving “into the right direc­tion”.

But they seem to like them­sel­ves in the vicini­ty of Lon­gye­ar­by­en and now they are back. They have recent­ly sett­led down to rest in Advent­da­len not far from Mine 7, whe­re they are now under obser­va­ti­on by the aut­ho­ri­ties who are keen on kee­ping con­trol The Sys­sel­man­nen is asking the public to stay away from the area to pre­vent unne­cessa­ry stress for the ani­mals.

The polar bear fami­ly in Advent­da­len on Mon­day. Pho­to © Sys­sel­man­nen på Sval­bard.

Polar bear family in Adventdalen near Longyearbyen

Source: Sys­sel­man­nen

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