یکم نومبر 2022 کو ڈویژنل فارسٹ آفیسر وائلڈ لائف دیامر استور نے اطلاع
The genus Ursus of the family Ursidae has four known species with many sub-species. Pakistan hosts two species, including the Himalayan brown bear and black bear. Both these species have been reported in Gilgit-Baltistan. The brown bear has a comparatively wider distribution. Reported black bear in Diamer & Astore districts with a southward distribution up to Rondu sub-division of Skardu district while IUCN (2016) predicts much of its distribution in the Diamer district. The conservation status Asiatic black bear is “Vulnerable”.
They are good climbers of rocks and trees, and will climb to feed, rest, sun, elude enemies and hibernate. The bear graze at night, and rests during the daytime; mostly the species are active in the night and come in the valleys during daytime when there is no disturbance of humans in search of food. Especially in May during the Mulberry season. During winter its feeds on the nuts of oak trees.