GIANT SHORT-FACED BEAR
Think hairy. Think scary. Think “the largest carnivorous land mammal” to ever exist on the continent. Now you’re getting the picture of the giant short-faced bear — fifty per cent bigger than a modern grizzly, but with a wide, squat mug and powerful jaws that crunched the bones of prehistoric prey with ease. The bear’s long limbs allowed it to travel great distances in search of food, and scavenging was a prime source of nourishment.