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    Bravery and co-operation saves trapped polar bear in Alaska

    When a 1,000 pound polar bear became trapped in a fishing net off an Alaska island, courage and co-operation were required to save it.

    While US Geological Survey and Fish and Wildlife tranquilized the bear, local residents took to their boats to keep it afloat until it could be pulled ashore and untangled. It required rescuers to get up uncomfortably close and personal, but the sleepy bear was eventually released unharmed back into the wilderness.

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    I know Polar bears are notoriously big and fierce, but this Polar bear looks really cute. I know its because he's sedated.
    I am glad he is alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meryl12 View Post
    I know Polar bears are notoriously big and fierce, but this Polar bear looks really cute. I know its because he's sedated.
    I am glad he is alright.
    Sometimes they can look like big teddy bears when they are being playful. I used to receive greeting cards with pictures of polar bears in cute poses. I framed them and hung them on a wall in my home.

    Polar bears are becoming endangered as icebergs melt and their habitat shrinks and, as in this case, due to the dangers posed by fishing nets. It is good to see people helping these creatures survive.
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