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Bear Who Went to College Killed by Car
Won fame for visit to University of Colorado
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted May 4, 2012 8:20 AM CDT
A bear that wandered into the University of Colorado Boulder, Colo., dorm complex Williams Village falling from a tree after being tranquilized by Colorado wildlife officials.   (AP Photo/CU Independent, Andy Duann)

(Newser) – His sense of adventure, it seems, finally got the better of him. A bear who made his name by showing up on campus at the University of Colorado—where he relaxed in a tree before being tranquilized and tumbling into photographic infamy—has been killed by a car on US 36, the AP reports. Officials know it was the same bear because of a tag placed on his ear following the college incident, after which he had been relocated to a wilderness area about 50 miles west of Boulder. A driver was slightly injured in the accident yesterday morning.

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slammer
May 5, 2012 10:22 AM CDT
I GUESS THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AINT ALL THAT AFTER ALL! CANT TEACH AN OLD BEAR A NEW TRICK!
RidersOnTheStorm
May 4, 2012 1:49 PM CDT
"Bear who went to college"............Did he get his Masters????
tbooker
May 4, 2012 11:45 AM CDT
A similar thing happened in Michigan a few weeks ago. A bear had apparently spent the winter holed up in a drainage pipe in the median of the I-75 expressway. During the warm spell in March it woke up and was discovered and removed. Instead of taking him 50 miles to the north woods they relocated him about ten miles away. He was hit and killed on that same expressway a few days later. Tragic ending for both that probably could have been avoided if authorities had relocated them to more remote areas.