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An Asian black bear that fell victim to a hit-and-run accident was found dead on a notorious highway in Prachin Buri’s Kabin Buri district Thursday morning, park officials said.
There were no witnesses to the accident but park officials believe the animal was killed by a speeding vehicle that fled the scene.
The bear was found near the Thap Lan National Park on the Kabin Buri-bound highway near kilometre marker 79.
So many wild animals have been killed on the highway near the park that the Highway Department is building a 570-metre-long underpass at the spot through which vehicles will be forced to drive.
The underpass is scheduled to be completed in December after which the road will be turned into a pass for wild animals to cross. The Nation