A 3-year-old bear found dead Tuesday in the Antelope Valley was positively identified as the same bear that was running loose in Baldwin Park early Friday morning, wildlife officials said.
Officials were called to a residence Tuesday in Littlerock, where the 275-pound male California black bear was said to be sleeping on the porch, according to California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman Andrew Hughan.
When officials approached the bear, they found it had died of injuries consistent with a vehicle collision, he said in a statement. It was taken to Los Angeles County Animal control for further examination.
The bear traveled more than 30 miles north to Littlerock after it was tranquilized and released into the Angeles National Forest on Friday. He was identified using an ear tag, Hughan said.
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