More than 230 polar bears have gathered on an isolated island for a big feast.
The magnificent supper on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean, on the other hand, was not planned.
According to the Siberian Times, it happened on the spur of the moment when a bowhead whale became beached and perished.
According to experts, the gathering may have comprised 1% of all polar bear species left on the globe, so you can understand how special that was.
The creatures appeared to be a herd of sheep from a distance, but if you had taken a trip over to the island, you would have been in for a nasty surprise.
Fortunately, the visitors who had been on Wrangel had just left.
They were on an Arctic tour on the Finnish-built MV Akademik Shokalskiy when they took these photos.
According to a source at Wrangel Island Nature Reserve, ‘there were at least 230 polar bears, including single males, single females, mothers with cubs, and even two mothers with four cubs each.’
‘The information about this unprecedented gathering has been transmitted to the worldwide scientific group that monitors Chukotka and Alaska’s polar bear population,’ said a reserve official.
Instead, if it had been around 2000BC, we could have witnessed a herd of woolly mammoths on Wrangel Island, which was the last place the extinct species roamed.
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