The World's Biggest Beasts: Here and Gone

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Here: Polar Bear

Credit: US Fish & Wildlife Services
The largest animal to ever live is still around today. You'll find out what it is in this selected list of the biggest beasts, dead or alive. First: …Read More »

Polar bears
are the largest species of bear and biggest carnivores on land. Males commonly weigh in around 1,300 pounds while females are typically smaller and weigh up to 650 pounds. Warming temperatures are shrinking the polar bear’s arctic habitat, and some scientists believe the bears could be extinct by the end of the century. Read on to learn about more huge beasts, some gone, some here, and some on the brink of extinction or threatened by habitat loss and poaching.   Less «
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