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This is the moment a starving half-tonne polar bear resorts to licking oil and grease from the underside of bus in a desperate attempt to find a meal in Hudson Bay, Canada. <br />
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The enormous mother bear was driven to the last-ditch act after going hungry for a five months due to a lack of food.<br />
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Polar bears normally feed on seals caught on huge sections of sea ice - but when the ice melts in the summer months they are forced back to land where food is scarce.<br />
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So hungry was the mother that she and her cub were forced to feast on the lubricants on the undercarriage and wheels of a tourist sightseeing bus.<br />
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Thankfully the tour company have realised the bizarre feeding habits of the bears and opted to use 'edible' oils that do not harm them.