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Quick Fact Check: Fake Post Claiming Bears From Kashmir Resurfaces; Photo Is Of Conservation Centre In The US

The photo showing bears eating apples is not from Kashmir. It is from a conservation center in the US. The image has resurfaced on social media.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: February 19, 2021

New Delhi (Vishvas News): A photo showing black bear cubs eating apples under a tree has resurfaced on social media. Vishvas News has received the post on its Whatsapp Chatbot (+91 95992 99372) to fact check. The caption alongside the post claims that the photo is taken in Kashmir.

When Vishvas News had earlier investigated we found the viral claim to be false. In fact, the photo is taken at the Kilham Bear Center in New Hampshire, US and not in Kashmir.

Claim

The post received on Vishvas News Whatsapp Chatbot (+91 95992 99372) shows black bear cubs eating apples under a tree. The caption with the photo reads: “Bears eating apples somewhere in kashmir”. 

Investigation

Vishvas News investigated using the Google reverse image tool and found the same image on the website of Diply in a report dated September 26, 2020. The photo had been credited to a Twitter user John Fusco, a US-based screenwriter.

We also found the same photo on the Twitter account on John Fusco using the Twitter Advanced Search tool.

Even though their was no mention in the tweet regarding the location of the photo but the profile description of John Fusco mentioned the link of Kilham Bear Center.

Kilham Bear Center confirmed that the photo was taken at The Kilham Bear Center, in Lyme, New Hampshire. 

The complete fact check can be read here.

Conclusion: The photo showing bears eating apples is not from Kashmir. It is from a conservation center in the US. The image has resurfaced on social media.

  • Claim Review : Bears eating apples somewhere in kashmir
  • Claimed By : Whatsapp user
  • Fact Check : False
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