30 août 2016

Study finds that massive, prehistoric bears may have gone extinct because they were vegan

Vancouver Sun	HomepageBy Gregory Furgala. For hundreds of thousands of years, relatives of common European brown bears roamed from Northern Spain in the west to Russia’s Ural mountains in the east. The beasts were huge — 1.7 metres tall at the shoulder, and 3.7 metres long — but unlike today’s bears, the Ursus spelaeus, more commonly known as a cave bear, was vegan, and that may be why, 25,000 years ago, it went extinct. More...

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