|“||Cave Bears stand 13 feet tall, weighing up to three-quarters of a ton, and are more muscular than any other bear.||„|
|— Allen, about Cave Bears|
The Cave Bear (Ursus Spelaeus) is a species of fairly large omnivorous prehistoric bear that originated during the Pleistocene in what is now North America, Europe, and Asia and became extinct around the end of the Ice Age. It was the largest bear that ever existed.
Era & DiscoveryEdit
Cave Bears lived during the Pleistocene over 1 million years ago and died out at the end of the Ice Age 10,000 years ago. They were the top predators of the Ice Age.
Cave bear skeletons were first described in 1774 by Johann Friederich Esper in his book "Newly Discovered Zoolites of Unknown Four Footed Animals".
A species of prehistoric bear, Cave Bears were the largest species of bears ever discovered and were the apex predators of their time. Standing 13 feet tall (on their hind legs at least) and weighing up to three quarters of a ton, Cave Bears were more muscular and even stronger than any other species of bear.
Whereas the male Cave Bears were quite large, the females were much smaller in size. Cave Bears were huge, but unfortunately they couldn't climb trees like most modern bears.
Behavior & TraitsEdit
During the winter, like all bears, Cave Bears hibernated in prehistoric caves, hence their name. And when they did, they packed in berries and any early spring vegetation to feed themselves. Like all modern large bears, Cave Bears weren't very carnivorous bears, but they were omnivorous. Thus, they fed on anything; berries, fish, other animals, etc.
If one was ever found in a cave and was after something, it's not because it wound be hunting. It would be because if the Cave Bear itself were to disturb it, it would chase whatever disturbed it in its sleeping.
|“|| Large species of bears that hibernated in caves, hence their name 'the Cave Bear', these omnivorous animals were the apex carnivores of their time, hunting herbivores as big as the Woolly Mammoth. Standing 13 feet tall and weighing over 2000 lbs, these bears were more muscular than any other bear. They were also the largest mammalian predators that ever lived.
However, predatory as they were, these bears fed on anything, like all modern bears, making them omnivorous, and they couldn't climb trees. The males had larger appearances than the females. If you ever find a Cave Bear sleeping in a cave, never startled it nor wake it up. If you disturb it, that will be the last thing you ever do.
|— Allen, in his Journal, about Cave Bears|
- The cave bear has the typical bear roars that were also slightly altered to give it a more monstrous appearance.