Fossils of a 3-million year old bear found in Greece

Ever wondered what a bear looked like 3 million years ago…? Quite similar to a bear today actually, just way way bigger.


The fossils discovered in Grevena, northern Greece, reveal the prehistoric mammals heels, which are 25% larger than the heels of modern-day bears, so they were really big!

The scientific name given to this bear is agriotherium, and lived in co-existence with a small bear known as ursus etruscus which lived 1.5 million years ago.

The environment then would have been hotter than it was today, but with an abundance of flora and water.


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