The Week in Animal News: The Wildest Stories of 2011, Polar Bears Turn to Cannibalism, and More

A Distrubing Trend Among Desperate Polar Bears

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polar bear cannibalism starving

credit: U.S. Geological Survey

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The only thing that could be more upsetting than images of an adult polar bear eating his cub is the fact that it's a scene that's occurring with increasing frequency throughout the Arctic.

As the melting of Arctic Sea ice worsens every year, polar bear hunting grounds disappear, and so does their access to food.

READ THE FULL STORY: More Polar Bears Turn to Cannibalism to Avoid Starvation