Posted on Saturday, 5 February, 2011 | 17 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
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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."