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'Adorable baby bear video' exposes the invasive filming wildlife with drones

9 November 2018 3:27 PM
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Endangered wildlife
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A video of a mom and baby bear struggling up a snow-covered slope reveals the pair were trying to get away from an overhead drone.

What seemed to many to be a cute video of a mom and baby bear climbing up a snow-covered slope turns out to have a darker side.

Read: A beautiful video of a bear cub climbing a snowy mountain....so cute

The post went viral and was shared over 165 000 times.

But wildlife experts weighed in saying this video was a result of an invasive drone flying overhead, scaring the bears.

The panicked bears were trying to move away from the drone and raises the issue of the use of such technology to film endangered wildlife.

Twitter users expressed outrage and the video has since been deleted.


9 November 2018 3:27 PM
Tags:
Endangered wildlife
bears

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