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

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

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Atlas Bear-This extinct subspecies of brown bear was once Africa's only native bear.  The last specimens ever recorded being seen were killed by hunters in the 1870s.

Atlas Bear-This extinct subspecies of brown bear was once Africa's only native bear. The last specimens ever recorded being seen were killed by hunters in the 1870s.

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———- 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 …

———- 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 …

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barbary lion, atlas bear and barbary leopard

barbary lion, atlas bear and barbary leopard

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Michel Raynal’s cryptozoology site passes along the news that the allegedly extinct Atlas Bear may have been filmed in the forest of Tissemsilt, in Algeria, Africa, in March 2016.

Michel Raynal’s cryptozoology site passes along the news that the allegedly extinct Atlas Bear may have been filmed in the forest of Tissemsilt, in Algeria, Africa, in March 2016.

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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...

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fawn English Mastiff, just like Atlas-bear

fawn English Mastiff, just like Atlas-bear

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Brown Bear chillin in Bavaria/Germany .  The brown bear's principal range includes parts of Russia, the United States (mostly in Alaska), Canada, the Carpathian region (especially Romania, but also Ukraine, Slovakia, Poland and so on), the Balkans, Sweden and Finland, where it is the national animal.  The brown bear is the most widely distributed of all bears.

Brown Bear chillin in Bavaria/Germany . The brown bear's principal range includes parts of Russia, the United States (mostly in Alaska), Canada, the Carpathian region (especially Romania, but also Ukraine, Slovakia, Poland and so on), the Balkans, Sweden and Finland, where it is the national animal. The brown bear is the most widely distributed of all bears.

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