Mystery: Dead black bear found in NYC’s Central Park

A black bear cub estimated to be six months old was found dead in New York City’s Central Park last week, apparently killed by a car. But how it got to the center of the country’s largest city remains a mystery. The last time a bear was shot in the Big Apple was 1630. “This is a highly unusual situation,” said Elizabeth Kaledin, a spokeswoman for the Central Park Conservancy. “It’s awful.” NY Times.