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on the ground yes this isn't something you see every day in fact according to local environmentalists this hasn't happened in more than forty years starving polar bear straight hundreds of miles from its natural arctic habitat and wondered exhausted into the major Russian industrial city of Norilsk in northern Siberia visibly weak and seemingly L. the female bear lay despondent Lee on the ground for hours on Tuesday in the city suburbs its feet caked in mud occasionally rising to sniff around for food local officials said the bear would be safely relocated was about the war of private the lower partial be sedated and sent either to the zoo somewhere in Russia she should be sent to her habitat a local wildlife expert to film the polar bear close up said it was unclear what it brought the animal to the city it was possible it simply got lost but climate change has been damaging polar bears sea ice habitats forcing them to scavenge more for food on land and occasionally bringing them into contact with inhabited areas and people