We visited the Mammoths and Mastodons exhibit at the Missouri History Museum. After touring the exhibit, I came face to face with a model of a Giant Short-faced Bear in the main lobby. OK, maybe not exactly face-to-face. I stand just about 6ft, so that gives you some idea of how large these animals were. If you ever ran into one of these, odds are this is one of the last views you’d ever have of this fine fearsome fellow.