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 name Atlas bear (Ursus arctos crowtheri) has been applied to an extinct population or populations of the brown bear in Africa. The Cantabrian brown bear likely was introduced to Africa from Spain by the Romans who imported Iberian bears for spectacles

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

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,

———- 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

Atlas bears the world and the cosmos on his shoulders. An Alchemy artwork.

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

Deer, Elephants, Bears and Hippos That Have Gone Extinct in Historical Times: Recently Extinct Game Animal - The Atlas Bear

The Atlas bear was Africa's only native bear that survived into modern times. Once inhabiting the Atlas Mountains and neighbouring areas, from Morocco to Libya, the animal is now thought to be extinct. The Atlas bear was brownish black in colour, and lacked a white mark on the muzzle. The fur on the underparts was reddish orange. The fur was 4–5 inches (100–130 mm) long. The muzzle and claws were shorter than those of the American black bear, though it was stouter and thicker in body. It…

The Atlas bear was Africa's only native bear that survived into modern times.

barbary lion, atlas bear and barbary leopard

barbary lion, atlas bear and barbary leopard

Sun bear - photo from factzoo;  "Legend has it that the bib-shaped patch on the sun bear's chest is representative of the rising sun. The ... sun bear is the smallest member of the bear family [about half the size of American black bears], and calls the lowland forests of Southeast Asia home. It is also known as the Malayan sun bear or the "dog bear" (because of the bear's stocky build, short muzzle, and small ears)."

Sun Bear - The Dog Bear, Asian Bear

Sun Bear - the tree bear of Asia is born with a honey bib. Sun bears don't actually enjoy the sun at all!

Atlas Bear

Atlas Bear

"If They Try Hard Enough, They Just Might Get it off the Ground; Or, Atlas Bear is a Dinstant Relative of Yogi's. UNICEF Buddy Bears at Circular Quay." by Flickr user Edward Hoover

Or, Atlas Bear is a Dinstant Relative of Yogi's

Koala bear chilling | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Koala - a herbivorous marsupial native to Australia. It is not a bear, and, like bears, can be ferocious, even though they look cute. They live on eucalyptus trees.

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