Dead Baby Bear In Central Park Was Probably Hit By A Car

October 8, 2014 | Marina Galperina

A dead, six-month-old black bear cub was discovered in the bushes in Central Park on Monday morning “with its mouth wide open and scratches on the side.” Authorities were confounded. How did it get there?

A lab test has now concluded that “the cause of death was blunt trauma consistent with a vehicle crash,” and not animal cruelty as originally thought. How an unaccounted for, untagged wild animal made it into Central Park in the first place is still unknown. (Image: @PetitionHub)