RIP Baby Black Bear

October 6, 2014 | Bucky Turco

As if looming threats from ISIS and the possibility of an Ebola epidemic aren’t depressing enough, a presumably cute black bear cub was found dead in Central Park. It was discovered under a bush by dog walkers earlier today, but it’s unclear how the animal got there.

“We have no idea where it came from,” said Central Park Conservancy spokeswoman Elizabeth Kaledin. “It’s extremely unusual.”

According to various sources, the NYPD is investigating the incident and said the cub “appeared to have been cut.” 

The carcass was removed from the park and will be taken to the Bronx Zoo so experts can determine what killed it. (Photo: @andrewsiff4NY)