The short-faced bear is an adoptable animal in Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals.
The short-faced bear was the largest bear species ever to exist. Its skull and teeth more closely resembled a lion than today's bears. It was also the largest land predator during the Ice Age and one of the largest primarily terrestrial member of order Carnivora to have ever lived, save for perhaps Ursus Martimus Tyrannus, or as it is more informally known The Super Polar Bear. The short-faced bear was also called the bulldog bear. This bear, while omnivorous in the game, was in reality a pure carnivore who would only occasionally eat insects or berries.
The short-faced bear was not particularly manuverable while running (its short tail would not allow it to shift its inertia in an especially quick manner when it was running at high speeds.) However, it was incredibly quick with a top speed of 30-45 miles per hour and the capability to run for long periods of time. The bear acquired its food through a combination of scavenging and hunting, and due to its high speeds it could chase prey other bears couldn't, such as horses. If it had the element of surprise, it could catch even incredibly fleet footed animals such as the American Pronghorn, Cougars, and the American Cheetah.
The short-faced bear walked rather like a camel, one side of its body moving forward at a time. This was very efficient for traveling and saved a lot of energy. Unfortunately, this could not save it when man's hunting and climate change removed large prey animals from the environment (the majority either went extinct, or moved to other areas.) After that, the animals that preyed on those prey animals, like Saber Toothed Cat or the dire wolf, went extinct along with them. Unable to scavenge off of other animals kills and losing it's preferred prey items, as well as directly becoming a prey item of man itself, and being solely a meat-eater, the short-faced bear faded out of existence.