Beloved New Jersey bear Pedals is said to be dead. A Facebook fan page for the American black bear who ambled around on two legs reported Pedals dead on Friday, possibly killed by hunters. Fans of Pedals are calling out for justice for the bipedal bear.
Locals began to post about the upright bear on social media in 2014. It was unclear if Pedals had a congenital defect or suffered an injury; Lisa Rose-Rublack, who started a petition for the walking bear, reported he was "missing one front paw and the other is permanently injured.
For more evidence that 2016 is a total garbage year: Pedals, the black bear famed for wandering through the New Jersey suburbs on his two hind legs, might be dead. [ more › ]
The American black bear, who became an internet sensation for strolling around neighborhoods on his hind legs, was believed to have been killed during a five-day hunting season.
"A beloved black bear that won hearts after he was spotted walking around New Jersey on two legs, earning him the name Pedals, is believed to have been killed by a bow hunter."A Facebook page created for the famous bear... announced...
"PEDALS is at peace now because his beautiful soul left his body when he was killed," read a post on a fan group page for the bear.