Carcass of bear cub discovered in Staten Island parking lot

A carcass of an injured bear cub was discovered in a Staten Island parking lot early Monday, cops said. 

The male black bear was discovered lying face-up in the vacant lot, near the Dollar Tree at 77 Richmond Hill Road in New Springville, around 7 a.m., police said. 

It had an open wound to its left torso. Cops did not know how it got there or how it was hurt. 

A police officer from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation was on scene, and a team from that agency will investigate the bear’s death, The Staten Island Advance reported. 

The animal was carted off in a DEC SUV.

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