A hungry polar bear was forced to seek food in human settlement after walking 932 miles from the islands into the city.

Residents in the Talnakh district of Norilsk have been stunned by the sight of a polar bear prowling for food from its usual habitat.

Video shows the exhausted polar bear walking close to fire in the woodlands.

The onlooker told the Siberian Times: "It can be seen that the bear is not afraid of anything, including fire.

"And if he has no fear, this is dangerous."

 

The endangered species walked hundreds of miles into city in search of food.

 

Another video showed the bear walking near a stream and searching for food.

It's reported that the adventurous bear has drawn local residents' attention to visit, amid reports that his footsteps showed him heading in the direction of downtown.

The polar bear crossed the vast Taymyr Peninsula and travelled about 1,500 km (932 miles) from the islands in Kara Sea to the city of Norilsk.

 

Local residents campaigned to send the bear back to the coastal area.

 

Oleg Krashevsky, who organises tours to the remote Putorana plateau, posted online: "I don't understand how the bear could have walked such distance, across Taymyr and not come across anyone.

"He must have encountered many hunters.

"The same thing happened in 1970s when a polar bear showed up at an explosive warehouse around the same place as this time."

 

The exhausted bear is believed to be from the islands in Kara Sea.

 

Local reports stated that the polar bear is likely to be moved to the Royev Ruchei Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, but some residents campaigned to send the bear back to the coast under sedation.

Polar bears are listed as endangered species in Russia's Red Book.