We are all well aware of an animal’s unpredictability, and this is only enhanced when they are kept in captivity.
Make sure to keep scrolling to read the tragic story of a polar bear who was killed by a new male partner during mating…
And their own protection is one of these reasons.
Trophy hunters are known for their cruel practices, murdering some of nature’s most amazing animals for their own personal gratification.
Clearly, no animal is off-limits to these vile killers.
From the hottest places in the world to the coldest, it seems as if trophy hunters will span the length of the planet in order to get what they want.
And they’re not even ashamed of the heinous crimes they have committed. Instead, it’s all a game to them, where the winner is congratulated for being the best killer.
But it seems as if trophy hunters are beyond caring about that. All they’re out here to do is kill and then shamelessly expose themselves on social media as if it’s something to be proud of.
Recently, experts have claimed that the number of polar bears being hunted on organized trips in Canada, which can cost up to 44,000 dollars, has drastically increased.
The issue has become extremely serious. In the past few years, over 5,000 polar bears have been killed for “fun”.
This is not acceptable…
And sadly, the only way we can protect these beautiful creatures is to place them in captivity.
And 15,000 of which live in captivity.
And the most tragic story has emerged recently from the Russian Izhevsk zoo.
She had been paired with a male bear named Felix during her stay but the couple had failed to produce offspring together.
And according to the Siberian Times, zoo officials decided to try to match her with a new suitor named Baloo at Izhevsk zoo.
“Their meeting was destined for fate. Both are purebred, pretty, originally from nature with valuable genetic material,” they wrote on social media, ahead of their meeting in March.
And her first meeting with her new husband was caught on camera, which shows Aurora advancing towards Baloo before she changes her mind and turns away.
They enjoyed a 2-week courtship, playing, swimming, and basking in the sun together.It also appeared Aurora was in heat and receptive towards her new man, which is exactly what the zookeepers wanted.
“At the very moment he mounted her, something went wrong,” Krasnoyarsk Head Keeper Andrey Gorban said, “Aurora showed her character, and Baloo was furious.”
But it was too late.
“He fell near Aurora but she was already dead,” Gorban said.
Devastated keepers at both zoos have analyzed it, trying to figure out what went wrong and led to the fatal attack, believed to be the first of its kind in captivity.
“Everything happens in nature, but in zoos, this is the first case, and we will carefully study what happened, both for ourselves and for science,” Gorban said, “I haven’t studied it thoroughly so far, but world-class specialists cannot remember such cases in zoos. It was a completely unexpected outbreak of aggression.”
“Everything was absolutely normal, otherwise they would not have been connected.”
Rest in Peace, Aurora.