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Starving and exhausted polar bear scavenges city streets for food

A stray polar bear is seen in the industrial city of Norilsk, Russia

The stray polar bear was seen in the industrial city of Norilsk, Russia (Picture: Reuters)

This exhausted polar bear has been pictured roaming a Russian city hundreds of miles away from its natural habitat in a bid to find food.

The animal was spotted wandering close to a factory on the outskirts of the Arctic city of Norilsk, said Russian authorities on Tuesday.

Heartbreaking pictures of the starving animal searching the streets of the worlds northernmost city have been widely shared by many concerned social media users.

The images show the animal scavenging for food among rubble and walking directly in front of moving traffic in busy city roads.

After first being spotted on Sunday night, the bear is now under observation by officials.

A stray polar bear is seen in the industrial city of Norilsk, Russia June 17, 2019. Picture taken on June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Irina Yarinskaya/Zapolyarnaya Pravda NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

The animal was seen searching an area close to a factory for food (Picture: Reuters)

A stray polar bear is seen in the industrial city of Norilsk, Russia June 17, 2019. Picture taken on June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Vyacheslav Yarinskiy NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

The lonely polar bear roams land on the outksirts of the city (Picture: Reuters)

A stray polar bear is seen in the industrial city of Norilsk, Russia June 17, 2019. Picture taken on June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Irina Yarinskaya/Zapolyarnaya Pravda NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

His fate will be decided by specialists on Wednesday (Picture: Reuters)

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