Project Description

This massive bear lived in North America during the Pleistocene, as recently as 11,000 years ago. This leg bone was cast from an original at The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota. When this supersized bear walked on all fours, it was tall enough to look a man in the eye. While standing on its hind limbs, it towered at 3 meters (10 ft) tall, and could not stand upright in the lobby.