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Bear captured in Uri village

Nadeem Khawaja Uri

Srinagar: A black bear was captured in the border town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla on Monday.

Reports IK said a black bear was captured by locals at Rather Mohalla Ijara in the Uri sector on Monday and later handed over to the wildlife department.

Reports said one more wild bear is roaming in the area and had caused severe damage to the standing crops and livestock.

An official at wildlife department also confirmed to Inside Kashmir and said after getting information a team was sent to the area, he said the bear would be released in the higher reaches of the district.

Pertinently, Wildlife Department captured two wild bears in Handwara village last month.(IK)