Bears in Africa?

The massive Agriotherium Africanum is the only bear ever found in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Why did bears struggle to gain a foothold in Africa?
It can't be the climate because Sun, Sloth, and Spectacled Bears all live tropical environments.
Also, it can't because of humans because these bears went extinct 2.5 million years ago.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >muh cats
    How do gentle little American black bears survive alongside gigantic murderous American mountain lions?

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    bears that live in hot places are small and weak
    they probably got out competed by big cats and wild dogs
    bears in cold places are huge and can just kill anything so they dont have that problem. i dont think a large bear could survive somewhere hot.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      North American forests can get pretty damn hot dude

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >bears that live in hot places are small and weak
      Agriotherium Africanum was massive.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm pretty sure they like to be called "Gayrillas"

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Earliest Lion fossils found in Tanzania
    >Around 2 million years ago
    >African bear goes extinct around the same time

    Hmm.... Could it be....
    Nah I'm sure it's all just a coincidence.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >lions automatically outcompete bears
    Funny because Atlas bears and Barbary lions happily shared a range in Northern Africa before humans came and hunted both of them to extinction.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Lion prides in sub-Saharan Africa are a lot bigger than the ones in North Arica.
      Atlas Bears would not survive a day in the Serengeti.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it did manage to get to Africa and establish a population there so it's weird to say that it wasn't adapted to Africa. It also coexisted withe sabretooths and wasn't a predator, so competition with lions or hyenas shouldn't be an issue.
    Maybe it just couldn't adapt to the group strategies necessary in Africa. Very few animals can afford not to form packs or similar

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because bears got mogged by the large cats of the area. You'll notice there's no bears within modern day tiger territories either.

    Bears have burst, strength, size, weight and a fairly wide scope of self defense, and quite frankly in a 1v1 fight win vs anything on land that isn't an elephant. but what they lack is stamina. Even when bears fight other bears it never lasts longer than 5 minutes, and documentation on the migration of bears shows those fat fricks constantly have to rest.

    Large cats, much like humans, have a tremendous advantage over everything else just by being able to remain active for long periods of time. This means while those fat fricks are sleeping, all their prey is being eaten by more efficient predators. This is also why "beardogs" got absolutely mogged by ancient large cat lineages and scavenging dog packs were the only ones to survive in the domain of felines.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >there's no bears within modern day tiger territories either.
      lmao moron

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Catgays like him will talk about tigers hunting bears all the time in one breath (they only do that with subadults and sows) whilst simultaneously claiming that big cats btfo of bears to the point where they can't cohabitate in the same range. This is why nobody likes catgays, I mean good lord how stupid can you be?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Catgays like him will talk about tigers hunting bears all the time in one breath (they only do that with subadults and sows) whilst simultaneously claiming that big cats btfo of bears to the point where they can't cohabitate in the same range. This is why nobody likes catgays, I mean good lord how stupid can you be?

        Are you two coping or pretending to be moronic?

        There's exactly two regions bears are in proximity to tigers and in both of these humans driving predators out led to bears crossing over. One is south of Russia and the other is northern india.

        There were zero large bear populations west or north of the sun bears that have evolved to become glorified sloths in their island region.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >doubling down
          im laughing out loud

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/JciV6bs.jpg

            Really underplaying that overlap huh catgay? Frick up and go to hell you pissant.

            >posts a map outlaying exactly what I said

            Notice how the black bears non extinct territory are coincidentally much farther north of the tigers territory? way to make yourself look even more moronic

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              anon... did you forget about cave lions?
              Fanboyism and console wars over animals are even more pathetic than usual

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              You honestly think that was because of tigers? Lmfao, you're so stupid man holy shit, humans restrict the tigers range to basically nothing and since that nothing range barely intersects with bears it means that tigers and bears "like basically never coexist brah"

            • 1 month ago
              elipo

              not only can you not read a map, but you're also forgetting that tigers and brown bears share the same habitat in middle and east asia, and while black bears are small, brown bears will frick a tiger up

              >brown bear map above

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I'm don't hold any stead in this argument, but I'm just gonna pop in to say that black bears can actually fight tigers https://youtu.be/ysNa_YQFwiM?si=La0CrJWuBtkfLF-u and that even sloth bears have been known to scare off tigers https://youtu.be/0ggJ627z4jU?si=wUtTvxItJzIy3PuZ

              • 1 month ago
                elipo

                i know that, but tigers are still stronger than black bears, they just don't want to bother with them too much

                Brown bears however...

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >map, but you're also forgetting that tigers and brown bears share the same habitat in middle and east asia

                You're actually wrong here though, bears only migrated into the middle east 1500 years ago. Humans did in fact push the majority of allocated territories away from eachother. Otherwise a tiger WOULD out compete a bear with scarce amounts prey available, we've seen as much in India with bears only existing on the northern border and tigers breaking into homes kidnapping children for meals.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Otherwise a tiger WOULD out compete a bear with scarce amounts prey available
                Why would a tiger outcompete a primarily herbivorous animal?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Brown bears, asiatic black bears, sun bears and sloth bears have all coexisted with tigers, leopards and asiatic lions since the early pleistocene

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                what about pandas

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >bears only migrated into the middle east 1500 years ago
                But in your Hebrew bible/"old testament", the bulk of which was written maybe 2300-2400 years ago you have your god sending bears to slaughter 42 children for laughing at your prophet Elisha for being bald (2 Kings 2:23-25).
                Who's wrong? God or the bears?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                the abominable snowman is just another bear walking on its hind legs.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                i know that, but tigers are still stronger than black bears, they just don't want to bother with them too much

                Brown bears however...

                lurk moar namegay

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Really underplaying that overlap huh catgay? Frick up and go to hell you pissant.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >and quite frankly in a 1v1 fight win vs anything on land that isn't an elephant.
      I’d say there’s a few animals that could beat them. They’re tough but not that tough

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ?si=dAUIUn2XPsdxMSSi

      It's funny how confidently incorrect you are.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would assume that the presence of other formidable well established predators forced them out of the competition eventually

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Like what big cats and dogs? Those were everywhere

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Humans weren't a thing 2.5 million years ago.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ESL anon I...

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The atlas bear resided in Northern Africa before humans destroyed their habitat and persecuted them for threatening agriculture and livestock. The Romans put a lot of extra pressure on them with coliseum shenanigans.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        bro ur literally esl if you think

        Humans weren't a thing 2.5 million years ago.

        is esl you fricking third-world rapefugee

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You’re moronic

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