Bear in CU-Boulder photo killed on Highway 36

Over the past week or so, we've covered the brouhaha over a photo of a bear falling from a tree on the CU-Boulder campus; see our original coverage below. The shot became an international sensation, as well as the basis for plenty of memes and GIFs included in this post. Now, however, there's infinitely less amusing news related to the story: The bear was killed in a traffic accident yesterday on Highway 36.
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