Where Are the Atlas Mountains Located In Africa and Which Bear Was Once Native to Africa?

The Atlas mountain range is Africa’s longest, extending from Morocco to Tunisia in northern Africa.

The Atlas ranges separate the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines from the Sahara Desert.

The chain is part of the mountain system that includes the Alps in Europe.

The mountains are home to a number of plant and animal species unique in Africa, including the only species of bear native to Africa, the Atlas Bear, which is now extinct.

The highest peak in the Atlas mountain range is the Toubkal mountain in southwestern Morocco, with an elevation of 13,671 feet.

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