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Falling Bear
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Birth: 2009
Death: May 4, 2012

Falling Bear, so named because he came out of the Wilderness looking for food at the University of Colorado at Boulder, He apparently became frightened by the presence of Humans and Cars so he climbed up into a tree to escape.
Not long afterwards, Boulder Police and representatives of the National Parks and Wildlife Service tranquilized the hapless bear and were able to catch it as it fell from the tree onto a Gym Cushion. As the bear fell, he was photographed by Andy Duann who then gave the photo to the University News Paper. After going on the Internet, the photograph went viral and the Bear became an overnight celebrity.
Sadly, as he was making his way towards Denver, he was struck by two cars and killed while trying to cross US Highway 36.
Falling Bear was estimated to be about 3 years old and weighed about 250 pounds. 
Plot: Unknown
Created by: Adrian Sloane
Record added: May 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89595334
Falling Bear
Added by: Adrian Sloane
Falling Bear
Added by: Adrian Sloane
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Hi Baby Bear! A sweet treat of Honey for U & your friends to delight & share at Rainbow Bridge. Enjoy. :-) ~ 69/1 Sat.
- Mom of Timothy L. Turner
 Added: Jul. 5, 2014
@};- Sweet baby Bear. The lovely Bear fact is, that you're happy & free with your friends at Rainbow Bridge. I hope to see U one day & give U a Big Bear Hug. :-) Blessings always. ~ 68/1 Tue.
- Mom of Timothy L. Turner
 Added: Jun. 10, 2014
God sorry this happened.
- Lorna
 Added: Jun. 4, 2014
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