'Falling Bear' struck and killed by car in Colorado
Thanks to an ear tag, Parks and Wildlife officials were able to confirm that the 280-pound bear found on the highway was, in fact, the same bear that wandered onto the CU campus, reports the Denver Post.
"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," says Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill. "The community sees relocating bears as a kind of perfect solution, and unfortunately it's a really difficult proposition."
Falling Bear was struck not by one, but two cars. One driver was transported to a hospital with minor injuries.
Falling Bear will be missed, but is forever immortalized in both a Facebook page and a Twitter account.