The Atlas Bear (Ursus arctos crowtheri) is an extinct subspecies of brown bear, but maybe it's not extinct. The Atlas Bear was (possibly) the only bear in Africa in modern times. It inhabited Atlas Mountains and neighbouring places from Morocco and Libya. The bear was brownish black coloured, and lacked a white mark on the muzzle. The fur on the underpants was reddish orange, and the fur was 4-5 inches long. The claws and muzzle were shorter than those of the American Black Bear, but it was stouter and thicker in body. It fed on roots, acorns and nuts.