The cave bear

Some 50.000 years ago there were three different species of cave bear living alongside each other (without however mixing) in the Austrian Alps: the Ladin bear (Ursus ladinicus) and the Gamssulzen bear (Ursus ingressus). There are few differences between the first two, while the Ladin bear clearly differs in its genetic make-up, shape and size from the large, lumbering Ursus ingressus.