Bear killed on UAlbany campus
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- The same black bear found in the City of Albany earlier this month was shot and killed on UAlbany’s campus.
Back on May 2nd, the bear was on Mount Hope Drive in Albany. The bear was tranquilized and released in Greene County the next day. The black bear was then spotted in Coeymans and taken to Delaware County.
According to the DEC, the bear traveled more than 90 miles and ended up on Thursday at the UAlbany campus.
Wildlife officials say the multiple visits puts residents at risk, which is why they had to shoot the bear.
"We do not consider this a first resort. We gave this animal multiple attempts to try and change his behavior. We don't like to harm animals. That is why we give them a few attempts to return them to a better habitat," said wildlife biologist Larry Bifaro.
Officials say they knew it was the same bear because it was marked with orange ear tags with a date on them.