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MysteryMike

Bergman's Bear

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Have you guys heard of the cryptid called Bregman's Bear. They say it could be an alleged or extinct subspecies of Brown Bear. This is what information I found about it.

Bergman determined that the bear was a separate subspecies after examining a hide (which had fur very different from other local bears) and series of footprints, measuring 14.5 x 10 inches, which he judged to be much larger than other bears on Kamchatka.

Some think that the Cold War may have helped the population to recover because the Soviet Military blocked access to the area in that time.

Interest in the bear was revitalized in the 1960s. Hunter Rodion Sivobolov reported claims by Kamchatka natives of an unusually large bear they called either the Irkuiem (roughly meaning "trousers pulled down" due to the appearance of the bear's hind legs), or the "God bear" due to its large size.

Some say that it might be a relict population of a the largest bear that ever lived. The Short Faced Bear or it could be an new unknown species of bear. It might even be a descendant or family relative to the Short Faced Bear who knows. It might even be a Cave Bear or something who knows.

So is there any questions to say about this Cryptid.

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It's not a cryptid, like black cats, it's just something that appears out of place (for either the setting or time period). If it's possible the cave bear survived extinction, then we'd also be seeing the possibility for ground sloths, mammoths, dire wolves, and many other things. With such a menagerie of animals (you're going to be likely to have more than one survive that mass extinction, so why narrow it down just to the bear?), you're going to find considerable evidence, even if it were a single species that survived.

I vote no.

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Can't it just be a brown/polar bear hybrid? That should be big and different and make more sense then a population of relict bears that did not even live in Kamchatka (the cave bear was European and the short-faced bear was from North America).

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It's not a cryptid, like black cats, it's just something that appears out of place (for either the setting or time period). If it's possible the cave bear survived extinction, then we'd also be seeing the possibility for ground sloths, mammoths, dire wolves, and many other things. With such a menagerie of animals (you're going to be likely to have more than one survive that mass extinction, so why narrow it down just to the bear?), you're going to find considerable evidence, even if it were a single species that survived.

I vote no.

i agree there most likely a old species of bear that has survied extinction.......being that it may be old who knows it may hibernate for longer periods of time?

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