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Grizzlies kill 2-year-old bear at WSU center

The Columbian

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — A 2-year-old grizzly bear was mauled to death by two older bears at the Washington State University Bear Center in Pullman.

The university says the fight Tuesday was the first time the bears had shown violent aggression. Center Director Charles Robbins said it doesn’t put bears together unless they show months or years of good behavior with each other.

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports the three bears had been raised in side-by-side pens for at least two years and were out together in a 2-acre fenced area with two other resident bears.

The WSU Bear Center houses adult grizzlies for research.

Information from: The Moscow-Pullman Daily News,