Two polar bear cubs returned to the shift workers in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (Yamal) from where they were taken several hundred kilometres into the tundra more than two weeks ago.
“These polar bears came to visit the shift workers, but for safety reasons, they had to be taken away from the base by helicopter. They even left food for the animals to get used to the new place. But it was not there, after 18 days, the kids Khara and Savei (as they were called) returned to the people by themselves, having overcome several hundred kilometres,” the press service of the regional government says.
It is clarified that the cubs will be evacuated from the field again at the beginning of next week. They will be taken to the Gyda Nature Reserve on the Yavai Peninsula, located 300 kilometres from the deposit.
As reminded, at the end of December 2021, polar bears wandered into the territory of the shift settlement and did not leave it for a long time. In order to protect the field workers and predators, it was decided to capture them and evacuate to a remote distance. At the new location, they were provided with a three-week supply of feed. The experts assured that at this age, polar bears have enough necessary skills to survive in their natural habitat.