Americas very own bear that walked upright like in the cartoons was believed to have been shot dead by a hunter.
Pedals the bipedal bear became an internet celebrity after a video was released of him wondering around suburban New Jersey neighborhoods on his two legs.
It is believed that he didn't choose his human like walking stile by choice, but through an injury to his front paws, the poor guy.
New York Times reported that the hunters killed at least 487 bears in this Season. NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife released a statement but didn't confirm that an upright walking bear had been killed, only that a few bears were reported with paw injuries.
However "Pedals The Bear" Facebook page released a statement to their 21.000+ followers and deleted the account afterwords saying that Pedals is dead and that he was actually killed.