‘Meatball’ the bear’s memorabilia auctioned on EBay

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SAN DIEGO – Glendale’s now-famous “Meatball” bear has conquered Twitter; now it’s on to EBay.

Fans of the famous food-loving bruin can bid on special bear memorabilia starting Wednesday – just in time for the holiday season.

Officials at Lions Tigers & Bears animal sanctuary are auctioning off the  bear’s orange California Department of Fish and Game ear tag, a paw print and a few locks of fur as part of a larger fundraising effort to build a habitat for the bear.

“The goal is for the highest bidder to have a piece of keeping Meatball,” said Jen Jenkins, spokeswoman for Lions Tigers & Bears. “We’re stuck at $105,000. We’re hoping this will jumpstart things again. We know how many people have expressed interest in Meatball.”

Read more about Meatball on latimes.com.

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