Baby Bear Found Dead in Central Park

On Monday a 3-foot-long baby bear was found dead in Central Park by an early-morning dog walker. It is unknown how the cub, believed to be a black bear, got there, as bears have not been seen outside of captivity in the park. The police said there was unspecified trauma to the bear's body, and it was unclear how it had died. The carcass will be taken to Albany for a necropsy. There are currently no bears in the Central Park Zoo. “This is a highly unusual situation,” Elizabeth Kaledin, a spokeswoman for the Central Park Conservancy said. “It’s awful."