Bear Sighted on Campus

UC Davis police issued a WarnMe alert early on Wednesday morning after a bear was sighted on campus. The bear was reported by a member of the public in the Arboretum area about 5:40 a.m. 

Police advised people to avoid the area while they responded. Sadly, just after 7 a.m. the California Highway Patrol advised that the bear was killed attempting to cross the freeway at the ramp from westbound Interstate 80 to Highway 113.

It's the second time a bear has been seen on campus. In 2019, California Fish and Wildlife officers captured a young black bear on campus and returned it safely to the wild.  

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