It didn’t take long for a bear cub found by Arctic gold miners whose mother had passed away to win their hearts.
On the isolated Severnaya Zemlya archipelago, the employees quickly came to regard the orphaned cub as a buddy as it learned to trust the guys. She adored bear hugs even more.
But, the crew was supposed to leave the base when their employment contract came to an end, leaving the helpless bear on her own. She couldn’t survive alone because to the threat posed by other predators and her inadequate hunting abilities.
The miners feared they’d simply postponed the inevitable and hoped the substantial amount of trash they’d left behind would be enough to support their dear friend until they could plan a rescue operation for her.
The crew contacted Moscow Zoo for advice as soon as they could because they had no way to communicate with the outside world while at the base.
According to Andrei Gorban, director of Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, “all we knew was that the cub’s mother died and that it was months ago that it discovered the base lured by the smell of food.
Gorban followed process and got in touch with the Russian wildlife officials to decide what to do. A rescue team was dispatched to transfer the cub to the zoo when it was determined that she couldn’t survive on her own.
Hence, despite the fact that the miners’ treatment of the bear was legally illegal, all things considered, at least the now-not-so-little cub is getting the assistance she need and is being taken care of in a way that matches her needs.