巨型短面熊是一种主要生活在岛上的红木林区的威风生物。 岛上的很多人都开始叫它恐熊，这个名字很适合它巨大的体型和它的领地意识。当恐熊进行每日的寻找肉类和可食用植物时，它会忽视大多数非敌对生物... ...这就是说，除非入侵者进入了它以为是它的领地，否则它不会凶狠的攻击对方。大多数的时候，逃离一头愤怒的恐熊是最明智的选择。
Common name: Direbear
Species: Arctodus dirus
Time: Mid Pleistocene/Early Holocene
Found primarily among the Island's redwood regions, Arctodus dirus is an imposing creature. Many on the island have started calling it a Direbear, a name which is appropriate, both due to its enormity and its territorial nature. The Direbear ignores most non-hostile creatures while going about its daily routine of scavenging for meat and edible plant life... ...that is, until intruders enter the territory it considers its own, at which point the creature ferociously attacks. Most often, it is smartest to just run from an angry Direbear.
Once tamed, the Direbear is a strong and reliable mount. It can carry vast quantities of goods, and can sprint for extremely long, nearly infinite periods. It is not the fastest creature from a hard stop, but after building up momentum, its sustained overland speed builds to among the best of the island. Of course, being able to feed a direbear both meat and plant life makes keeping one fairly convenient regardless of the environment.