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Ana­es­the­ti­sed polar bear died during trans­port

The polar bear that was ana­es­the­ti­sed and flown out last night died during the trans­port in the heli­co­p­ter, accord­ing to the Sys­sel­man­nen.

The cau­se of death is cur­r­ent­ly unknown. A post­mor­tem exami­na­ti­on is expec­ted to cla­ri­fy this wit­hin a few days.

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An ana­es­the­ti­sed bear during pre­pa­ra­ti­ons for a heli­co­p­ter flight to Nord­aus­t­land (archi­ve image, 2016).

The bear is said to have been a fema­le that was not tag­ged.

The­re is always a remai­ning risk inherent to ana­es­the­sy, espe­cial­ly as the weight and health con­di­ti­on of the “pati­ent” are most­ly unknown or can, at best, be rough­ly esti­ma­ted, some­thing that must obvious­ly have been dif­fi­cult last night in darkness.

Anything bey­ond this is mere spe­cu­la­ti­on at the time being until the results of the post­mor­tem are avail­ab­le.

By the way, my new book is in print and it can now be orde­red 🙂 it is a pho­to book with the tit­le “Nor­we­gens ark­ti­scher Nor­den (3): Die Bären­in­sel und Jan May­en”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!



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last modification: 2020-01-31 · copyright: Rolf Stange