The baby-bear

This 35.000 years old cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) from Hieflau (Styria) is the only known complete skeleton of a juvenile cave bear with an age of 7 months. These bears lived only during the winter season in caves where they give birth to their cubs. During the warm season, they lived in the woods searching for plants. It is still unclear why this juvenile died in the cave.

© Lois Lammerhuber