An incident of polar bear infanticide and cannibalism on Phippsøya, Svalbard

Ian R. Stone, Andrew E. Derocher
2007 Polar Record  
A case of polar bear infanticide and cannibalism is reported from Phippsøya, Svalbard. In this instance, a cub of some 7 months was killed by an adult male bear, which was in poor condition, in the close proximity of the mother, which was also in poor condition. It seems probable that the attack was made for nutritional gain. ABSTRACT. The partially snow-covered wreck of specially-modified Arctic variant of the Tupolev TB-3 four-engine bomber was located at Buhkta Teplits [Teplits Bay], Ostrov
more » ... plits Bay], Ostrov Rudol'fa [Rudolf Island] in Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa
doi:10.1017/s0032247407246170 fatcat:tlnoydgnp5gytotja5rxz6o25a