Wildlife officers with the territorial government are travelling to Déline on Thursday to examine the carcasses, which are being stored in a local cold storage area.

The officers hope to determine the health, size and age of the bears.


  1. What do scientists think played a role in the polar bears wandering into Déline? Why?
  2. Why did they shoot the bears?
  3. How long do they figure the bears were looking for food?
  4. Why are bears wandering south, away from sea ice?
  5. How are polar bear patterns changing in Alaska?
  6. Why are polar bears struggling on land?
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