Colorado Springs and the Department of Wildfire helped remove a bear from Louie's Pizza in Colorado Springs Monday afternoon.(Photo: CSPD)
KUSA – The bear
who won the hearts of the world after being photographed asleep in a pizza shop after apparently digging into some frosting (really, who can blame him?) was taken back into the wild Tuesday.
Back in September, the bear cub was carried out of Louie’s Pizza on 333 N. Tejon Street in Colorado Springs. At the time, he weighed 40 pounds.
Now, he weighs 140 pounds, 9NEWs partner KOAA reports.
Wildlife officials made sure the bear had little interaction with humans before he was pulled through the snow and taken to the his temporary den, where he’ll be able to hibernate for the rest of the winter. He was joined by two other bears who were rehabilitated.
“We need wild animals to be wild, and once an animal learns … they’re intelligent animals,” Frank McGee with Colorado Parks and Wildlife said. “Once they learn that people are a food source, it’s usually downhill from there.”
For the safety of the bears, the specific location of their new digs won’t be released. It is a couple of hours from the Springs, KOAA reports.
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