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Extinct Bears: Dwarf Panda

The dwarf panda or Ailuropoda minor as it is scientifically known is a dwarf species of panda bear. This panda is thought to have lived in China about two million years ago. The dwarf panda was about half the size of today’s giant panda, being about 3 feet long at most; giant pandas can be […]

May 30, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 2 Comments
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Extinct Bears: Cave Bear

The cave bear, Ursus spelaeus, was one of the fiercest mammals in prehistoric Europe. It was highly regarded by many tribes and plays a big part in mythology. It is believed that Cave Bear became extinct approximately 27,500 years ago. I first came across the Cave bear when reading Jean M. Auel’s ‘Earth’s Children’ novels […]

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Extinct Polar Bear: Ursus Maritimus Tyrannus

Ursus Maritimus Tyrannus, is the scientific name for an extinct species of polar bear. Many fossilised records of this bear have been found in England, United Kingdom. The translation of the Latin name Ursus Maritimus Tyrannus, means ‘Tyrant Sea Bear’. In appearance this bear was likely to have looked a little like the extinct cave […]

May 30, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 8 Comments
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