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.

10 Game Animals that Have Gone Extinct in Modern Times: The Atlas Bear

Deer, Elephants, Bears and Hippos That Have Gone Extinct in Historical Times

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.

13 animals hunted to extinction

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, particular...

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

barbary lion, atlas bear and barbary leopard

barbary lion, atlas bear and barbary leopard

———- 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 …

Gallery of alchemical images

———- 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 …

"You will bear My Burden until You are back with Me. See if You can fight all the Demons without the strength of a million Lifetimes spent in Death and Suffering. My Pain shall be Your Pain from now on I shall no longer keep a block from that. You shall walk this Earth as crippled as I am."

"You will bear My Burden until You are back with Me. See if You can fight all the Demons without the strength of a million Lifetimes spent in Death and Suffering. My Pain shall be Your Pain from now on I shall no longer keep a block from that. You shall walk this Earth as crippled as I am."

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