[Warning Graphic Footage] Environmentalists Watch As A Polar Bear Eats A Seal
Those proponents of man-made climate change would have us believe that because the planet is warming at an “alarming rate” , that the polar icecaps are disappearing. They would also have you believe, that the polar bears that live in the Arctic Circle are starving to death because of man’s burning of fossil fuels…NOT TRUE.
Updated data from NASA satellite instruments reveal the Earth’s polar ice caps have not receded at all since the satellite instruments began measuring the ice caps in 1979.
But I digress, this isn’t an article about some phony-baloney “faux” science, we’re talking about polar bears.
Seals play a major part in the polar bears life. Polar bears feed mainly on ringed and bearded seals. Depending upon their location, they also eat harp and hooded seals and scavenge on carcasses of beluga whales, walruses, narwhals, and bowhead whales.
On occasion, polar bears kill beluga whales and young walruses. When other food is unavailable, polar bears will eat just about any animal they can get, including reindeer, small rodents, seabirds, waterfowl, fish, eggs, vegetation (including kelp), berries, and human garbage.
Because the polar bear’s body requires a diet based on large amounts of seal fat, they are the most carnivorous member of the bear family. Food can be hard to come by for polar bears for much of the year. The bear puts on most of its yearly fat reserves between late April and mid-July to maintain its weight in the lean seasons.The food-free season can last 3 to 4 months, or even longer in areas like Canada’s Hudson Bay.
A 121-pound seal can provide 8 days worth of energy – but the bear needs to eat much more in order to store up reserves. When there are plenty of seals, adult polar bears only eat the fat, leaving the carcass for scavengers such as foxes, ravens and younger bears.
But I must warn you, if you’re one of those tree-hugger types, then maybe you should not watch the video.