Around 3,000 polar bears are believed to live on Svalbard. The last time a polar bear was involved in fatalities on Svalbard was in 1995, when two were killed. Four people have been killed and a further four have been injured by polar bears on Svalbard A polar bear attacked and killed a Norwegian woman hiking with a companion in the remote Svalbard Islands on Thursday. The attack occurred near Longyearbyen, about 800 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Deputy Gov. Jan-Atle Hansen said by telephone. The victim was identified in news reports as Nina Olaussen, 22, of Oslo. The second woman escaped and ran to the village for help. The bear Group of UK kids in a deadly attack of a polar bear of the northern Norway island Svalbard. First deadly attack since 1995. 4 Polar Bears in Svalbard Polar Bears and Humans Polar bears are potentially dangerous animals, ... attack, when they become anxious, but many The last fatal polar bear attack in Svalbard occurred in 1995, when two people were killed in separate incidents, according to Magnus Andersen, a researcher at the Norwegian Polar Institute. He said an average of three bears a year were killed from 1993 to 2004 in encounters with humans. Remote: The polar bear attack happened on the Svalbard islands north of Norway. The last fatal polar bear attack in Svalbard occurred in 1995, when two people were killed in separate incidents, according to Magnus Andersen, a researcher at the Norwegian Polar Institute. He said an average of three bears a year were killed from 1993 to 2004 in encounters with humans. Andersen called Fridays attack the most serious Binky (1975 July 20, 1995) was a polar bear who lived at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage. ... After these attacks, Binky received international news coverage. Brit, 17, killed in polar bear attack. From NEIL ... from the North Pole in the Svalbard archipelago when the bear ... attacks in the region since 1995. A polar bear attacked a group of British ... Polar bear kills 1 Briton, injures 4 in Svalbard. Group of UK kids in a deadly attack of a polar bear of the northern Norway island Svalbard. First deadly attack since 1995. Svalbard is where cold polar air from ... A British schoolboy was killed by a polar bear in 2011. Svalbard and Franz Joseph Land ... (1995). British teenager Horatio Chapple killed by polar ... first deadly polar bear attack on Svalbard since 1995. Killer polar bear 'had sore tooth' THE polar bear that mauled a British teenager to ... it was the first deadly polar bear attack in the Svalbard archipelago since 1995. "The man was already injured by the polar bear when he fired the shot that killed it," a statement from the Svalbard governor's office said. The attack Latest Hunting gear, ... Svalbard, Land of the Polar Bear. ... however there are additional steps suggested for defending yourself from a polar bear attack. Killer polar bear had toothache: vet. ... it was the first deadly polar bear attack in the Svalbard archipelago since 1995. AFP. ... Got a news tip? British teen killed by polar bear. Brooke Bowman, wires. ... Friday's attack was the first deadly polar bear attack on Svalbard since 1995. ABC/AFP. The bears prefer to hunt seals, an easier target. Unlike brown bears and grizzlies, polar bears are not territorial. But they could attack if they are hungry. Late last month, a group of seven American teens on an adventure trip in the Alaskan wilderness were attacked by a grizzly bear. Four were injured, but all are expected to recover. The best time to see polar bears in Svalbard and why we have higher chances of seeing polar bears in the wild than most! The population ecology of polar bears at Svalbard, Norway, was examined from 1988 to 2002 using live-captured animals. The last fatal polar bear attack in Svalbard occurred in 1995, when two people were killed in separate incidents, according to Magnus Andersen, a researcher at the Norwegian Polar Institute. He said an average of three bears a year were killed from 1993 to 2004 in encounters with humans. The leader of a Czech tour group has been fined for taking inadequate precautions after they were attacked and mauled by a polar bear on Svalbard earlier this year. Polar bears onshore in Svalbard in most dangerous season for bear attacks. Four Britons injured in a polar bear attack that killed one of their ... stable after polar bear attack. ... deadly polar bear attack in Svalbard since 1995. The last time someone was killed by a polar bear at Svalbard was in 1995, when two people were killed in two different incidents, said Magnus Andersen, a researcher at the Norwegian Polar Institute. On average, three bears have been killed every year during the period from 1993 to 2004 in encounters with humans, according to Svalbard authorities.