Sabertooth Cat

"Sabertooth Cat"
1997
Illustration board
7"x11"

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2,233 pixels (7.4") high
4,423 pixels (14.7") wide
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Publication History


Essay

This extinct cat had a short tail, strong front legs and canine teeth up to seven inches long. These characteristics and others indicate that it ambushed prey animals rather than chasing them down.

Vital Statistics

Name: Sabertooth Cat (Smilodon fatalis)
Length: 8-9 feet
Weight: 400-500 pounds
Time: 1.8 million to 11,000 years ago (Pleistocene epoch)
Place: North America
Diet: meat-eater (carnivore)


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