Photo: Tranquilized bear lands safely after fall from Colo. tree
Colorado wildlife officials tranquilized the 200-pound animal after it wandered onto a college campus
State wildlife official Jennifer Churchill said Friday that the male bear was tagged and taken to a remote area of ponderosa pines, oak brush and chokeberry west of Boulder.
The bear has become a celebrity since it wandered around a university residence hall in Boulder and climbed a tree Thursday. Wildlife officers eventually tranquilized it, and the bear dropped from its 15-foot-high perch onto pads placed on the ground.
It landed on its back before a crowd of gawking students.
Campus police spokesman Ryan Huff called it "a perfect landing."
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