The cave bear is one of the smaller breeds of bear, his dark coloration enabling him to conceal himself well in the shadows of cave depths. He is also one of the fiercest bears, readily defending his chosen territory against all comers. The cave bear has especially large paws, well-padded to handle the sharp outcroppings and stalagmites of the cave surfaces, but with extremely sharp claws honed on the rough surfaces. Keen eyesight in low light conditions gives the cave bear an advantage over his intended prey in the caves.