Bear Who Went to College Killed by Car

Won fame for visit to University of Colorado

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted May 4, 2012 8:20 AM CDT

(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.

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.
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)
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