The Atlas Bear:  Following the expansion of the Roman Empire in Northern Africa, thousands of bears were hunted for sport, used for execution of criminals, and killed during venatio games.  The Atlas Bear is believed to have become extinct in the 1870s.

The Atlas Bear: Following the expansion of the Roman Empire in Northern Africa, thousands of bears were hunted for sport, used for execution of criminals, and killed during venatio games. The Atlas Bear is believed to have become extinct in the 1870s.

the extinct Atlas bear

the extinct Atlas bear

Atlas Bear - This extinct subspecies of brown bear was once Africa's only native bear. Recognized by the distinct reddish orange fur that covered its underparts, the animal was hunted to extinction almost entirely for the purpose of sport. In fact, they were often captured and used for the execution of criminals ad bestias after the Roman Empire expanded into North Africa. The last specimens ever recorded being seen were killed by hunters in the 1870s.

Atlas Bear - This extinct subspecies of brown bear was once Africa's only native bear. Recognized by the distinct reddish orange fur that covered its underparts, the animal was hunted to extinction almost entirely for the purpose of sport. In fact, they were often captured and used for the execution of criminals ad bestias after the Roman Empire expanded into North Africa. The last specimens ever recorded being seen were killed by hunters in the 1870s.

At one point, Africa hosted a subspecies of brown bear called the Atlas bear, which lived in the northern part of the continent,

At one point, Africa hosted a subspecies of brown bear called the Atlas bear, which lived in the northern part of the continent,

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barbary lion, atlas bear and barbary leopard

barbary lion, atlas bear and barbary leopard

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———- and this is a beauty: ———- i like these old cards becuase they show us signs that are used today and what they did represent..like the lion and the sun..is …

———- and this is a beauty: ———- i like these old cards becuase they show us signs that are used today and what they did represent..like the lion and the sun..is …

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Probable Atlas bear in a Roman mosaic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Probable Atlas bear in a Roman mosaic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Brown Bear chillin in Bavaria/Germany  The brown bear (Ursus arctos) is a large bear distributed across much of northern Eurasia and North America.  Adult bears generally weigh between 100 and 635 kg (220 and 1,400 lb) and its largest subspecies, the Kodiak bear, rivals the polar bear as the largest member of the bear family and as the largest land-based predator.  There are several recognized subspecies within the brown bear species.  In North America, two types are generally recognized…

Brown Bear chillin in Bavaria/Germany The brown bear (Ursus arctos) is a large bear distributed across much of northern Eurasia and North America. Adult bears generally weigh between 100 and 635 kg (220 and 1,400 lb) and its largest subspecies, the Kodiak bear, rivals the polar bear as the largest member of the bear family and as the largest land-based predator. There are several recognized subspecies within the brown bear species. In North America, two types are generally recognized…

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