Physical appearance and biologyEdit
Cave bears looked very similar to regular brown bears, but they were larger and more muscular, standing 13 feet (4 m) tall on their hind legs and weighing up to 1500 pounds. Unlike some brown bear subspecies, they did not have fatty humps on their backs. They also exhibited major sexual dimorphism, as the female of the species was much smaller than the male.
Behaviour and traitsEdit
Like most other bears, cave bears were generalist feeders, eating berries and vegetation, as well as scavenging carrion, and presumably killing smaller animals. In winter months, they would hibernate in caves, like modern bears.
Whilst exploring Holocene Siberia, Nigel Marven comes across a cave, and decides to investigate it. He accidentally disturbs a sleeping cave bear, which chases him through the forest, eventually giving up after he climbs a tree. Nigel returns to the cave later on to observe the bear, remarking that it would soon be extinct.
Behind the scenesEdit
Cave bears were not as large and powerful as depicted in Prehistoric Park: in fact, they are believed to have been smaller than present-day brown bears.