By Josie  September 19th, 2023

Bear Stuck In Plastic Container For Over a Month In Florida

This bear was stuck in a plastic container for a whole month before incredible wildlife services successfully rescued her.

For a staggering 28 days, a bear wandered the landscapes of Florida with a plastic container tragically stuck on its head.

The Bear's Plight

This container, believed to be a part of an automatic pet feeder, became a symbol of the bear’s struggle against human-induced hazards in the wild.

Eventually the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission managed to trap the bear, who weighed 250 pounds.

The Rescue Mission

The bear sustained injuries around her neck and face. Luckily, despite  her ordeal, she was in good physical condition.

The Rescue Mission

After a period of close monitoring to ensure her health and ability to eat and drink normally, they released her into the secure surroundings.

The Aftermath

This incident is a grim reminder of the pervasive issue of plastic pollution affecting wildlife globally.

This global issue calls for urgent action to protect our wildlife and preserve our ecosystems.

Every year, approximately 8 million metric tons of plastic find their way into our oceans.

Scary Numbers

Moreover, according to estimations, around 700 species are at risk of extinction due to the ingestion and entanglement in plastic waste.

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