Bear cub that caused Wash U rabies scare moving to the Zoo

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Boo-Boo, the bear cub was nearly euthanized because of a rabies scare, is getting a new home at the St. Louis Zoo.

The cub nipped more than a dozen Washington University students last week when he appeared as part of a petting zoo on campus. The zoo has a tradition at the university, a sort of stress reliever for students during finals week.

Boo-Boo wasn’t euthanized after authorities determined he didn’t have rabies.

No word yet when the bear cub will be seen by the public.

He’ll be in quarantine for thirty days.

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  • Cyndee Herter

    Again the Media trying to make it like the bear was purposely biting the students. The kids were letting the bear suckle on their fingers because they wanted too. Think about it….has the media showed any of the “nips”? If they have please tell me were. The petting zoo is a wonderful opportunity to be up close with real live animals.

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