Kingdom : Animalia
                        Class : Mammalia
                     Family : Felidae
      Scientific Name : Smilodon Populator

                     Size(L) : 2m - 2.5m 
                                      (79in - 98in)
                     Weight : 300kg (661lbs)
                 Life Span : 20 - 40 years
                      Colour : Brown, Yellow,  
                                      Black, White

                 Skin Type : Fur
Distinctive Features : Large muscular
                                     body and long 
                                     canine teeth
  1. Sabre-Toothed Tigers are prehistoric animals that became extinct 12,000 years.
  2. They are one of the most well-known animals along with woolly mammoth and other giants.
  3. They were named for their huge canines which protruded far out of their mouth.
  4. This has been determined by their skeletons, that their canines could grow to be more than 7 inches long.
  5. Their canines enabled them to kill their prey with a single bite.
  6. They are believed to have roamed in the open woodlands, and grassland plains across North and South America.
  7. The individuals could have varies slightly depending on their specific habitat.
  8. Though they are named as tigers, they were not related to the modern day tigers.
  9. Although they are one of the most famous prehistoric animals, not much is known about them as they are long extinct.
  10. They could have been colored like the modern day African lion, though nothing is known for sure.
  11. They had powerful, muscular body which helped them pounce on their prey before biting them to death.
  12. They would have most probably preyed on large herbivores that existed during that time.
  13. Humans could have been the most possible cause of their extinction.
  14. This could be deduced as around 2,000 Sabre-toothed tiger skeletons were found in tar pits near Los Angeles.
  15. However, climatic change could also have been the primary cause for their being extinct, though nothing is for sure.

 

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