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Evolutionary Adaptation Helped Cave Bears Hibernate, But May Have Caused Extinction

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Cave bears were a species of bear (Ursus spelaeus) that lived in Europe and Asia that went extinct about 24,000 years ago. According to Figueirido, researchers have proposed different diets for cave bears, ranging from pure herbivory to carnivory or even scavenging. "Knowing the feeding behaviour of the cave bear is not a trivial aspect," he said. "Feeding behaviour is intimately related to its decline and extinction."