The friendly whitetail, who had his own Twitter account, was struck and killed by a car on Sept. 13.
A sort of mascot for Vancouver’s downtown Stanley Park was killed on Sept. 13, the Weather Network reported.
He met his untimely demise at the Vancouver end of the Lions Gate Bridge after being struck and killed at approximately 7:30 p.m. Two vehicles were damaged in the accident.
We’re talking about the famous Downtown Deer, which was first found walking around downtown Vancouver earlier this summer before relocating to Stanley Park. The Downtown Deer became a social media sensation almost overnight.
Frequently petted and hand-fed, the Downtown Deer was at ease with people. Crowds would often flock to Stanley Park in hopes of getting a picture with him.
City officials had said the deer could not be released into the wild because it was habituated to humans and its predator-free life.