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Famous 'Falling Bear' Killed by Car in CO

Tranquilized-bear photo went viral

A black bear famously photographed falling from a tree while tranquilized last month was struck and killed by cars near Boulder, Colorado, on Thursday. The 280-pound bear, which had been relocated to a wilderness 50 miles west of Boulder, attempted to cross U.S. 36 near Boulder when it was hit by two cars. Wildlife officials say the bear was likely trying to return due to food scarcity. "It's a bummer. It's so hard to go through this and not be able to give these bears a good place to live," said spokesperson Jennifer Churchill. "The community sees relocating bears as a kind of perfect solution, and unfortunately it's a really difficult proposition."

Read more at The Boulder Daily Camera

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