California grizzly bears (Ursus arctos californicus) have been identical in measurement to grizzlies uncovered in Yellowstone Nationwide Park and interior Alaska now. (Graphic credit: Ga Evans by means of Getty Images)

Extinct California grizzly bears were not the big, blood-thirsty “hypercarnivores” individuals built them out to be, new exploration has located.

It turns out that the after-ample grizzly bears ended up typically vegetarian and only often indulged in livestock following European colonizers and American settlers began farming in California. Contrary to preferred belief at the time, these grizzlies also failed to mature to monstrous proportions and seldom, if ever, tipped the scales at the oft-cited number of 2,000 lbs . (900 kilograms).