The world’s oldest bear has been found.
The 2,600-year-old skull has been unearthed by a team of Chinese archaeologists in the southern province of Hunan, where the bears were known to live.
According to the scientists, the skull was found in the village of Jilin in a remote forested area in the Hunan province of Gansu.
The bones are believed to belong to a 2,500-year old bear that was killed by a hunter who was attempting to protect the bear cubs.
The team believes the skull belonged to a male and female bear.
The bear had been killed in a battle, and the remains were later taken to a local museum.
The skull has not been positively identified, but its owner is likely to be a senior citizen.
According the researchers, the bear’s skull is the oldest known bear skull found in China.
They say that although bears are nocturnal and usually hibernate in the winter, they can be found at all times of the year.
The researchers have called the discovery “a major milestone for scientific research”.
“We can say that this is the first case of the discovery of a bear skull in China,” said Zheng Yu, an archaeologist at the National Natural Science Museum in Beijing.
“If this is true, then it is probably the first time such a bear was found.”