Scientists identify biggest ever bear
By T.K. Randall
February 5, 2011 · 17 comments
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A South American giant short-faced bear is now believed to be the largest bear that ever lived.
Weighing 3,500 pounds and stretching to a height of 11 feet when standing upright it has dethroned the previous contender for largest bear ( the North American giant short-faced bear ) that weighed up to 2,500 pounds. It would have lived between 500,000 to 2 million years ago.
There's a new titleholder for the biggest, baddest bear ever found. A prehistoric South American giant short-faced bear tipped the scales at up to 3,500 pounds (1,600 kilograms) and towered at least 11 feet (3. 4 meters) standing up, according to a new study.
Source: National Geographic
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