Polar bears are some mean mother f*****s, but one had never been documented hunting an adult caribou, until now.

Pretty crazy that it happened in the water as well. Just goes to show that you aren’t necessarily safe from a preying polar bear on land or sea. They’ll get ya!

Video by Mateusz Gruszka. This is the first documented evidence that polar bears can successfully prey on adult caribou. Researchers witnessed the predation event in August 2020. The video was published in an open-access paper licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0. The original paper “Yes, they can: polar bears Ursus maritimus successfully hunt Svalbard reindeer” is online here: https://link.springer.com/article/10….

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