The actual Cocaine Bear taxidermy statue is in Kentucky

The actual Cocaine Bear taxidermy statue is in Kentucky ...

Wait until you discover the real-life taxidermy statue, if you had trouble believing that the film, Cocaine Bear, was in theaters.

Alden Ehrenreich, Margo Martindale, Kristofer Hivju, Hannah Hoekstra, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson join Keri Russell in the cast.

Elizabeth Banks and Jimmy Warden direct and direct the horror comedy Cocaine Bear, which is based on the true story of an American black bear who consumed a whole bag of the drug in 1985.

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The real-life taxidermy statue of Cocaine Bear

The Kentucky for Kentucky Fun Mall, located in Lexington, Kentucky, is the proud owner of the real-life Cocaine Bear taxidermy statue.

The real bear died after ingesting a large quantity of the substance and was discovered in Georgia's Chattahoochee National Forest in 1985.

The examiner declared that burnt the body as it was in excellent health after the bear died.

The Cocaine Bear's body was then stuffed and given to the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Later, it was placed in storage due to an imminent wildfire and was later stolen.

Waylon Jennings, an Anonymous Outlaw Country Musical, purchased the stuffed bear from a pawn shop and gifted it to his friend Ron Thompson.

After Thompson's death, a large portion of his estate was put up for auction, which is when the owners of the Kentucky mall stepped in to try and get it — and it's been there ever since.

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Where can I find a copy of Cocaine Bear right now?

Cocaine Bear will be released on Friday, February 24, 2023, and the only cinema where you can currently see it during its premiere will be your local theater.

Depending on their popularity, cinema exclusive releases can stay in cinemas for anywhere from 14 to 90 days.

Cocaine Bear will be distributed by Universal Pictures, following the same Universal releases, and will be available on streaming service Peacock approximately eight weeks after its cinema premiere, with a streaming date expected to be sometime between mid and late April.

The film will then be available on Amazon Prime Video sometime in August 2023, four months after it was released.

Cocaine Bear will not be available for Netflix, Disney Plus, or HBO Max at any point.

Cocaine Bear is now available in cinemas across the United States.

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