Podcast: Larger than the average bear

Pleistocene era bears could weigh up to one thousand kilograms, though their only contemporary relative in the Tremarctinae family is the shy, herbivorous Andean Spectacled Bear.
Dr Kieren Mitchell of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA has been doing the research into the great and little bear, and had a simple reply when Ewart Shaw from Radio Adelaide commented that they were very big indeed.

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