Cannibalism is not a part of polar bears' M.O. The animals normally refrain from feasting on their own kind.
But desperate times apparently call for quite disturbing measures. Just ask photojournalist Jenny E. Ross.
In July 2010, BBC News reports that Ross witnessed a polar bear killing and eating a cub in the Svalbard archipelago of the Arctic. She recently presented her photos and story at the 2011 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, and her paper covering the event has been published in the journal Arctic, co-authored by polar bear specialist Dr. (Read more...)