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Himalayan Black Bear found dead in West Sikkim forest

Posted by Ramesh Khati on November 13, 2009

Gangtok, Nov 12 (PTI) A two-year-old Himalayan black bear was found dead at Dokeythang forest reserve in West Sikkim, forest officials said today.

The carcass of the wild animal, a female, was detected by locals yesterday, who informed the forest authorities, the officials said.

According to the locals, the beast was killed in a fight with others bears, who devoured parts of her body.

However, the authorities have sent the body for a postmortem to ascertain the cause of the death.


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