‘Falling Bear’ Killed By Cars

A bear made famous a week ago by a photo of it falling tranquilized from a tree on the campus of the University of Colorado was killed by two cars, authorities confirmed Friday. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials confirmed that the 280-pound black bear was the same by checking an identification tag clipped to its ear after the bear was relocated 50 miles from the university. The April 26 photograph of the bear falling from the tree into a pad prepared by wildlife officials was taken by Colorado University student Andy Duann. “It’s a bummer,” Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said of the accident.