HANDWARA: Wildlife department officials have on Sunday evening captured a female black bear (sow) here in Tarathpora Ramhall area.
Reports reaching GNS said that the bear was in the residential area atop a mulberry tree, when a Wildlife Department team after constant messages by the locals throughout the day finally arrived to tranquilize and capture the beast.
A Wildlife Department official told GNS that an adult female black bear was caught by a team in the area after hectic efforts. “It apparently seems she is pregnant, owing to which we had to remain extra cautious to capture it more safely”, the official said.
The bear is being transported to Dachigam, the official added.
Pertinent to mention here, that a bear was also captured in Zachaldara area last week.