Worlds toughest bear survived being hit by train and is dad to 70% of cubs

Tough enough to withstand the impact of a train and subsequently father seven in 10 cubs within the area, the world's toughest bear is quite the beast.

Nicknamed "The Boss", the mega-sized, 600-pound bear is believed to be the largest and oldest inhabitant of Banff National Park, Canada, where the beast hibernates and hunts for food.

The Boss is believed to have fathered 70% of the cubs within his territory and sits top of the food chain in the area, with the 43 stone titan even eating and killing other grizzly bears.

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Behemoth Boss has also survived at least one horrifying incident of being hit by a train.

Jason Leo Bantle has captured images of The Boss, who "doesn't pose for long" but is known as "one of the last bears in the area" to sleep in the park.

Bantle said: "The Boss, known to be in his mid-twenties, has somehow achieved longevity when many grizzly bears, a species known to be sensitive to human presence, tend to succumb in densely human areas.

"As a result, he is possibly the largest bear in Banff National Park, with an estimated weight of 600 pounds.

"His name is well-earned: he has been known to kill other male bears that pose a threat to his dominance."

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Considering one of the few other people to receive the nickname "Boss" is Born to Run legend Bruce Springsteen, the titan that tears through other grizzly bears is in good company.

Bantle continued: "He can be recognized by his right ear, which is missing a portion of the top and distinguishes him from all other grizzlies in the area.

"He spends a large amount of his time along the train tracks foraging for grains spilled from the railcars and foraging off other animals that may have been struck and killed by trains.

"As is the way of nature, his dominance is key to the advancement of his species: He is the father of an estimated 70% of the cubs in the Bow Valley. With the hope of more cubs to come, he will need his rest this winter."

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