Bear captured alive in central Kashmir’s Beerwah

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Srinagar: A bear was captured in Beerwah area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district late last evening, wildlife authorities said.

An official said that a cage was set up after locals reported sightings of wild bear in Arwah area of Beerwah tehsil yesterday evening.

He said a bear was captured alive after being tranquilized. “The bear would be released in the higher reaches of the district,” said the official.