A black bear cub in Canada who was pictured approaching a police officer has been put down for being 'too friendly'. The young bear,who was known for approaching visitors to the Terra Nova National Park in Newfoundland.
Constable Suzanne Bourque was investigating reports of a bear sighting in the area when the cub brushed against her leg while she was interviewing witnesses.
Wildlife officials caught the bear before moving it to a more isolated area, but the animal still returned to a restaurant on the Trans Canada Highway.
Kirby Tulk, acting director of conservation with Terra Nova National Park, said he had no choice but to euthanise the cub, after the warnings about not feeding it were ignored.