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Canadian police fatally shoot polar bear that wandered into Quebec community

Bear had wandered hundreds of kilometres south of species’ territory in incident experts say could become more common

Canadian police have shot and killed a polar bear that wandered into a Quebec community hundreds of kilometres south of the species’ normal territory, in an incident that experts warn could become more common as sea ice coverage becomes more unpredictable thanks to global heating.

The Sûreté du Québec, the provincial police service, warned residents this weekend that a polar had been spotted near the town of Madeleine-Centre – the first time the Arctic’s apex predator had been spotted in the community.

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