The short-faced bear, extinct about 12,500 years ago. Stood 5.5 feet at the shoulder and was 10 feet long. When standing upright, it was over 11 feet tall. The weight is estimated to be over 2,200 pounds, about 500 pounds more than a large modern grizzly. This bear's long legs and flattened face are distinctive features of the species. Arctodus had a preference for open plains environments, such as Pleistocene Fairmead.
The short-faced bear, or Arctodus Simus, is an genus of bear that inhabited North America during the last ice age and went extinct about 10,000 years ago. It may have been the largest predatory land mammal of its day. Experts disagree on the exact nature of it's diet, but there is speculation that it would steal other predator's kills by using its intimidating size to run them off.