SCI­EN­TISTS have dis­cov­ered that the Arc­tic’s po­lar bears are run­ning out of food.

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This could mean that they could face ex­tinc­tion sooner rather than later.

Sci­en­tists mon­i­tored the habits of nine po­lar bears by fix­ing spe­cial col­lars around their necks to help mon­i­tor ac­tiv­ity lev­els.

They mon­i­tored the bears for 8-12 days in their nat­u­ral habi­tat of the Arc­tic and dis­cov­ered that most of them couldn’t catch enough food to match their high en­ergy lev­els.

But why is this hap­pen­ing? It’s all to do with cli­mate change. Ris­ing tem­per­a­ture lev­els are melt­ing the sea ice in the Arc­tic, forc­ing po­lar bears to travel fur­ther to catch their prey, such as seals.

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