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A polar bear roaming around an Arctic outpost in northern Russia has been rescued after getting its tongue caught in a can of condensed milk.
Residents in the remote settlement of Dikson sounded the alarm when the stricken two-year-old female was seen wandering up to huts in the village last Wednesday.
A team from Moscow Zoo flew out to tranquillise the animal with a dart, remove the sharp metal from its mouth and treat the cuts on its tongue.
“The next important stage is her recovery from the anaesthesia. Our specialists will be nearby, watching the process,” said Svetlana Akulova, director-general of Moscow Zoo.