Srinagar, Sep 23: A black bear and a leopard cub died after being allegedly hit by unknown vehicles in separate incidents in Ganderbal and Srinagar districts last night, officials said on Thursday.
In Ganderbal, people spotted the black bear lying in a pool of blood near Power house Kangan on the Srinagar-Leh highway after which the wildlife officials were informed who later took the wild animal into custody.
On the basis of preliminary investigation, the black bear seems to have been killed after hit by some vehicle during the night, an official told Greater Kashmir.
In a similar incident, a leopard cub was found dead on a roadside near Gupkar in Srinagar this morning.
Regional Wildlife Warden Kashmir, Rashid Naqash told Greater Kashmir that both the bear and the leopard died after being hit by unknown vehicles.
He said they are further ascertaining the facts in the incidents.