Local media reported Tuesday that scientists had marked the bear because it was scavenging for food near a human-inhabited area in the Arctic region. Photo: The Siberian Times

Russian mystery of the ‘T-34’ polar bear, spray-painted with name of Soviet-era tank

  • Experts concerned that painted markings could prevent the bear from hunting, while some suggested it could be a ‘bad joke’
  • In February, officials sounded alarm over an ‘invasion’ of 52 bears in towns in the region
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Local media reported Tuesday that scientists had marked the bear because it was scavenging for food near a human-inhabited area in the Arctic region. Photo: The Siberian Times
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